Face-to-face Tongue And Groove; E.g., Dado Patents (Class 52/536)
  • Patent number: 8898978
    Abstract: A roof tile installation assembly having a plurality of battens, each having a front end portion and a back end portion, and defining a channel between the front end portion and the back end portion, and at least one roof tile having a front end and a back end, the back end having a downwardly protruding flange. In use, the plurality of battens are preferably arranged parallel to one another on a rooftop so that the front end portion of each batten is toward the eave of the rooftop and the back end portion of each batten is toward the peak of the rooftop, and each roof tile flange is preferably arranged to be received by a batten channel so that the roof tile is substantially constrained from moving forward or backward relative to the batten so that the front end of each roof tile is arranged to be supported by the next adjacent batten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Pat L. Murray, Robert L. Ferrante
  • Patent number: 8615951
    Abstract: A slat wall assembly comprising a first slat, an attachment assembly, and a second slat. The first slat includes a body and a lower flange. The body includes an upper edge and a lower edge. The lower flange emanates from the lower edge of the body. The attachment assembly is associable with the lower flange of the first slat and facilitates attachment of the first slat to an existing wall. The second slat includes a body and an upper flange. The body includes an upper edge and a lower edge. The upper flange emanates from the upper edge of the body. The upper flange is configured to be insertable into the lower flange of the first slat and retainable therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Koschco, LLC
    Inventor: Paul James Kosch
  • Patent number: 8596000
    Abstract: A panel system includes elongated panels coupled together at a seam portion with respective interlocking portions at corresponding vertical ends to provide a substantially planar surface. In siding panel systems, joined siding panels are provided in vertically arranged rows that further couple together along adjacent horizontal edges of the respective rows of siding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Royal Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Mitchell, Brian L. Stafford, Noel E. King, Rodney L. Olinger
  • Publication number: 20130199119
    Abstract: A siding system has first and second pieces that are cast from cementitious material. The pieces interconnect and are applied to a structure to create a board and batten pattern. A first board piece has forwardly projecting ridges along each long side. A second piece is a board flanked by two battens that are integral with and an extension of the board. The battens of the second piece interconnect with the ridges on the first piece to create the board and batten pattern. Cast corner pieces finish the corners of the sided structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: CONCRETE LOG SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Concrete Log Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8440284
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improvement for an inseam mechanically attached roofing membrane which includes a body portion, a mechanically fastened edge on one length with a fold line along the body portion and an overlap portion overlying the body portion. Further disclosed herein is a roofing material for a lap type roof system with a reinforced lap edge, which includes the base portion of the roofing material and a secondary portion of material disposed at the edge of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8402707
    Abstract: A panel system includes elongated panels coupled together at a seam portion with respective interlocking portions at corresponding vertical ends to provide a substantially planar surface. In siding panel systems, joined siding panels are provided in vertically arranged rows that further couple together along adjacent horizontal edges of the respective rows of siding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Royal Group Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Mitchell, Brian L. Stafford, Noel E. King, Rodney L. Olinger
  • Patent number: 8397459
    Abstract: A fiberglass siding piece may be formed. The fiberglass siding piece includes an upper seating portion of the fiberglass siding piece. The upper seating portion includes an angled siding seat. The fiberglass siding piece further includes a main portion of the fiberglass siding piece, and a lower seating portion of the fiberglass siding piece. The lower seating portion includes an angled siding seat. The angled siding seat of the upper seating portion is configured to receive the angled siding seat of the lower seating portion of an adjacent fiberglass siding piece. The upper seating portion may include slots configured to accept fasteners to fasten the fiberglass siding piece to a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel A. Gately
  • Patent number: 8006455
    Abstract: A backed panel comprising a facing panel and a backing panel. The backing panel has a groove, recessed portion, or any other suitable type of relief channel adapted to receive a side edge portion of a facing panel of an adjacent backed panel. By providing a space to receive a side edge portion of an adjacent facing panel, the relief channel may enable an improved lap joint to be established between adjacent backed panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Exterior Portfolio, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Mollinger, Paul R. Pelfrey, Larry R. Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 7987646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wall and surface veneering products and systems that provide a replica image of a natural surface, such as stone, brick or wood, and is easily installable due to its lightweight characteristics and securement design. The present invention further includes systems for attachment of the veneering product to walls or other surfaces and also includes systems for assembling such products to provide pleasing arrangements and complete wall coverage. The present invention also includes methods of manufacture, which ensures the natural appearance of stone or wood by imaging a natural surface, such as stone or wood, and preparing a mold from that image to mass produce a replica of that particular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: New Technology Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J Race, Paul J. Forsberg, Edward Alan Knudson, John Fitzgerald Dolan, Daryl Pilarski, Joel Forsberg
  • Patent number: 7748191
    Abstract: There is provided a roof cladding consisting of elements (10) of recycled plastics, material comprising a body portion (11), a batten engagement portion (12) located at the leading edge (14) of the body portion (11) and a batten back stop (13) being a transverse rib located on the underside of the body portion (11) at a spacing from the batten engagement means (12) determined by the pitch or spacing of the roofing battens (15). The batten engagement portion (12) comprises a downward depending web (16) adapted to bear on the up-slope face of the roofing batten (15), and a lower web (17) extending therefrom to lay adjacent the under surface of the batten (15) in use. The edge of the lower web (17) toward the leading edge (14) is provided with a locking lug (20) in the form of a ridge adapted to pass the batten (15) against the resilient bias of the downward depending web (16) and the lower web (17), to engage the leading face of the roof batten (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: B-Pods Holdings Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Bernhard Podirsky
  • Patent number: 7748189
    Abstract: A tile having a self-interlocking mechanism urges rain water running on the surface of the tile to run downward thus making it for rain water to leak less through a joint. The tile includes a tile base, an underlap portion on each of an upper side area and one of a left-hand side area and a right-hand side area of the tile base, and an overlap portion on each of a lower side area and the other of the left-hand side area and the right-hand side area of the tile base. The tile may be arranged horizontally and vertically in a plain in a self-interlocking manner. The tile includes a tilt portion tapered thinner toward the lower end of the tile base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Cosmic Garden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Fujii
  • Patent number: 7735287
    Abstract: A roofing system comprising a plurality of roofing panels each having a bottom surface and a top surface, opposite upper and lower edges and opposite lateral edges. The top surface of each roofing panel has the appearance of a plurality of individual shingles. The roofing panels are adapted for sliding engagement with each other along their opposite upper and lower edges and opposite lateral edges when positioned vertically and horizontally adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Novik, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Gaudreau
  • Patent number: 7694484
    Abstract: A panel edge joint formed on opposing edges of a first panel (12) and second panel (22) for use in refrigeration units. The panel edge joint comprises a male part (10) extending along at least one edge of the first panel (12) and a corresponding female part (20) extending along at least one edge of second panel (22) wherein male part (10) comprises a deformable sleeve (30) forming an outer covering of male part (10). Engagement of male part (10) with female part (20) forms a seal between the first panel (12) and second panel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: James Walter Lucas, Trevor Rodney Lee
  • Patent number: 7587871
    Abstract: A wall covering comprised of a plurality of panels formed with a simulated hand laid brick and mortar design. The panels are mounted in horizontal courses with a lower marginal edge region of one panel being in overlying relation to the upper marginal edge region of a panel in a previously mounted course. The upper and lower marginal edge regions have a tapered seating design which enable close positioning of the brick and mortar of two mating panels with the mortar lines between the brick being in substantially coplanar relation with each other and with the simulated brick each protruding a uniform distance from the mortar lines with an esthetic and natural appearance. The junction between mating panels is substantially unnoticeable and the uniformity of the brick and mortar design does not incur unsightly shadowing that can detract from the natural appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Exteria Building Products
    Inventor: John Elliott Perry
  • Patent number: 7568322
    Abstract: A system for forming a flooring includes rectangular floorboards (1, 1?) including first and second types of floorboards (A, B), on which first and second locking devices are arranged in pairs on opposing short edges (5a, 5b) and long edges (4a, 4b), respectively, and on which the locking device of the first type of floorboard (A) along one pair of opposing joint edges is mirror inverted relative to the corresponding locking device along the same pair of opposing joint edges of the second type of floorboard (B). The system includes a third type of floorboard (C), which is so designed that a first one (5b) of its two short edges presents the first locking device (12) and both its long edges (4a, 4b) and its other short edge (5a) presents the second locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Valinge Aluminium AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Publication number: 20090183453
    Abstract: An inter-panel ventilation apparatus is installed in a building wall between rows of siding, for providing air flow to and from an interstitial space between exterior and interior building wall layers. The inter-panel ventilation apparatus has a hood for carrying away water to an exterior of the building wall, and upper and lower apertured venting components respectively engaged with adjacent upper and lower siding panels. A plurality of inter-panel ventilation apparatus may be connected together with couplers to form a ventilation trim extending along a length of the building wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Juergen KOESSLER, James Chun Nam CHAN, Boris SIKURA
  • Patent number: 7543418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel element comprising a use side, a counter draw opposite the use side, a first side having a tongue, and a second side, which is opposite the first side and which has a slot that is complementary to the tongue. The tongue has a connecting element, which extends essentially perpendicular to the use side and whose cross-section has a first flank and a second flank that is located opposite the first flank. The cross-section of the connecting element has a center line running perpendicular to the use surface. In a first section (45) of the connecting element (4), when viewing in the direction of the use side (11), the slope of the first flank (41) and of the second flank (42) points outward from the center line (44) and the slope of the second flank (42) points toward the center line (44). The distance between the first flank (41) and the second flank (42) decreases perpendicular to the center line (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Weitzer Parkett GmbH & Co. K.G.
    Inventor: Wilfried Weitzer
  • Publication number: 20080083188
    Abstract: Exterior building siding for aesthetic and protection of the building against wind, rain and solar energy that includes attaching each horizontal plank from the top of the wall downwardly that includes a starting strip where each plank is interlocked to the plank above it. Each of the horizontal planks includes a top wall portion that fits snuggly into an “L-shaped” groove above it so that the panels can be firmly locked together vertically in a downwardly fashion to prevent any wind uplift against the siding or moisture intrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 7051485
    Abstract: A ceiling panel system is a plurality of ceiling panels. Each ceiling panel has a first interlocking retaining bracket and an oppositely spaced second interlocking retaining bracket. The installation of the ceiling panel system comprises: A starter bracket is connected at a right angle to one or more support beams. A first ceiling panel is connected via its second interlocking retaining bracket to the starter bracket. The first ceiling panel's first interlocking retaining bracket is connected to the beams of the supporting structure. A second ceiling panel's second interlocking retaining bracket is connected to the first ceiling panel's first interlocking retaining bracket. Subsequent ceiling panels are connected in this manner to form the ceiling panel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Greg Burnette
  • Patent number: 6928781
    Abstract: A roof system with rows of superimposed tiles (1) comprising rafters (4) and parallel horizontal shingles (2) fixed to the rafters, each shingle (2) consisting of a shaped section having an upper planar support surface (2c) partly present on a catching wing (2b) projecting upwards, in the direction of the slope of the roof, whereon is engaged, further down, at least a hook (1a), open downwards, formed on the low marginal part of the bottom surface (1b) of each tile of an upper row. The invention is characterized in that it comprises a rail (3) fixed, in the direction of the slope, on the upper surface of each rafter (4), said rail (3) being provided, on its top surface, with elements (3a, 3b) maintaining in place each shingle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Novitech
    Inventors: Christophe Desbois, Jean-Marie Gotti
  • Patent number: 6904730
    Abstract: A roof panel clip that extends ten feet in length rather than the usual prior art one to two inches, enabling the clip to span the distance between two purlins to support roof panels over these distances. The extended length of the clip enables it to provide greater strength against uplift loads than that which was possible with the older narrower clips and this continuous clip can be installed more quickly than a series of the ususal smaller clips used to cover the same span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: James Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6874290
    Abstract: A siding system which employs a plurality of siding assemblies, each capable of being selectively attached to other siding assemblies in a series. Each siding assembly has a wall bracket for selective attachment to a support structure such as a wall, and an associated siding panel. Each wall bracket is selectively attachable to its own associated siding panel and to the next higher siding panel of the series. When damaged, the individual siding panels are easily detached from the wall brackets and quickly replaced with an undamaged panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Ted R. Bokan
  • Patent number: 6860076
    Abstract: A covering arrangement for a building has parallel elongate supports and covering parts arranged thereon. The covering parts include a core and, connected thereto, upper covering elements and lower planar covering elements, with the result that a sandwich is formed. The covering parts furthermore have an elongate, striplike form and in the installed position are arranged transversely to supports, extending at least from one support to a neighbouring support. In order to increase the resistance to wind loads, it is proposed that a longitudinal border region of a covering part (16) include a connecting device and the opposite longitudinal border region of a neighbouring covering part has a connecting device complementary thereto, by means of which the two covering parts are firmly connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Torsten Heinemann
  • Patent number: 6786015
    Abstract: A wall siding system for simulating a log wall structure having notched, interlocking log ends includes a plurality of cambered side planks with each side plank having opposed longitudinal tongue and groove edges for interconnecting to adjacent side planks so that the side planks can be secured to vertical wall surfaces, and a plurality of end caps that straddle and cover the corner of adjoining vertical wall surfaces and that are securable to each adjacent vertical wall surface for creating an alternating and interlocking arrangement thereby simulating authentic notched log ends. The end caps project past the corner of adjoining vertical wall surfaces whereupon the end caps that are secured to spacer elements of one vertical wall surface alternate with and project at a right angle to the end caps secured to the spacer elements of the adjoining vertical wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Joseph L. Wilt
  • Publication number: 20040111980
    Abstract: A slat wall assembly comprising a first slat, an attachment assembly, and a second slat. The first slat includes a body and a lower flange. The body includes an upper edge and a lower edge. The lower flange emanates from the lower edge of the body. The attachment assembly is associable with the lower flange of the first slat and facilitates attachment of the first slat to an existing wall. The second slat includes a body and an upper flange. The body includes an upper edge and a lower edge. The upper flange emanates from the upper edge of the body. The upper flange is configured to be insertable into the lower flange of the first slat and retainable therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Paul James Kosch
  • Patent number: 6679011
    Abstract: Building panels are provided, for applying panels, such as siding, roofing or the like to studs, to roofing rafters, or the like, wherein indicia is provided along a panel, giving spaced-apart markings, for guiding one who is applying panels to a building surface, to the location of a next support capable of supporting the panel when a fastener is applied thereto, a fixed or pre-set distance from a support such as stud, roofing rafter or the like. Thus, when adjacent studs, rafters, or the like, are spaced apart a known distance, the indicia will serve to guide the installer to a location where a fastener will engage a support to which the panel is to be applied, even if the visual location of the underlying support is visually obscured, such as by means of a sheet building material between the structural support and the panel. The indicia may take on various forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: David H. Beck, Robert W. Werner, Barbara E. Dennis
  • Patent number: 6619006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roofing shingle, which can surely prevent water such as rainwater from leaking through a roof. A roofing shingle has a rectangular plate (11) provided with first through fourth seam portions (11a-11d). The first and second seam portions (11a, 11b) are positioned in a pair along opposite side edges of said plate and folded in opposite directions with respect to a plane of said plate. The third and fourth seam portions (11c, 11d) are positioned in a pair along opposite end edges of said plate and folded in opposite directions with respect to the plane of said plate. The roofing shingle comprises a waterproofing sheet member (20) having a sheet (21) with its configuration greater than that of said plate and adhesive layers (22a, 22b) provided on both sides of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Muneyasu Shirota
  • Publication number: 20030145548
    Abstract: A roof panel clip that extends ten feet in length rather than the usual prior art one to two inches, enabling the clip to span the distance between two purlins to support roof panels over these distances. The extended length of the clip enables it to provide greater strength against uplift loads than that which was possible with the older narrower clips and this continuous clip can be installed more quickly than a series of the ususal smaller clips used to cover the same span.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: James Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20030106277
    Abstract: A roofing system that includes a plurality of mounting brackets that are fixedly attached to a roof sub-surface. The roofing system further includes a plurality of panels that are configured to attach to the mounting brackets in a manner that allows the panels to slide laterally relative to the mounting brackets. Each mounting bracket is attached to two separate panels via the first panel's c-shaped first attachment portion and the second panel's c-shaped second attachment portion. An intermediate member is positioned between the first panel's first attachment portion and the second panel's second attachment portion to allow the first and second panels to slide independently adjacent the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Heinz Heusel
  • Patent number: 6564523
    Abstract: A tile made of stiff molded synthetic resin having edges which overlap when a plurality of tiles are assembled upon a roof and an upper continuous contoured ridge along the upper edge and a lower continuous contoured ridge along the lower edge. The upper and lower ridges being stepped shape to engage with horizontal continuity when a plurality of tiles are assembled upon a roof. A through hole is provided in the lower ridge which aligns with a slot in the upper ridge to allow a screw to pass therethrough fastening two contiguous rows of tiles to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventors: Baldini Iole, Mazzoli Mariagrazia
  • Publication number: 20030070381
    Abstract: A structure to fast combine two boards into a box or cabinet by means of a snap catch comprised of a catch piece and a strike piece without using any screw, within, the catch piece being incorporated into a first board and provided with catch-hook while the strike plate being incorporated into a second board provided with recess to receive insertion by the catch from the catch piece to couple both boards to each other, laterally or vertically as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: Kenmark Industrial Co., Ltd.,
    Inventor: James Hawang
  • Patent number: 6546687
    Abstract: An improved waterproofing system for the concrete slab of a flat roof on a building is disclosed. The waterproofing system uses hollow plastic panels of designed size, different thickness, and groove and tongue joints for interconnecting the panels. A supplementary waterproofing layer may be installed using sheet membrane materials such as asphalt sheet, metal sheet and other sheets on vertical surfaces, especially the parapet of the roof. The invention further concerns a construction method for applying a fiber mesh reinforcement on the connection joint and for applying fluid-applied materials on the substrate with sheet membrane layers on vertical surfaces. The waterproofing layer of sloped step type, hollow plastic panels of different thickness, permits fast drainage of stagnant water, which inhibits weather damage to the waterproofing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventors: Sang Keun Oh, Sung Min Choi, Ki Sun Bae
  • Publication number: 20030061778
    Abstract: A roof tile adapted for flat-packing includes on its under surface at least one region spaced from the or each hanging nib where the tile is deeper in cross-section than any other part of the tile. The underside of the or each region is configured so that when the tile is superposed on a second said tile, the tiles lie parallel and the underside lies in substantial contact with the upper surface of the second tile and prevents the hanging nib(s) of the first tile from contacting the upper surface of the second tile. By creating a region that is deeper than the depth at the hanging nibs, no load is borne by the nibs during stacking and the risk of the nibs breaking off during stacking and/or subsequent transportation is significantly reduced. In addition, because the tiles are specifically adapted to be flat-packed, the packs are particularly stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: John Alfred Fifield, John Lambert, William Roy Powel
  • Publication number: 20030037503
    Abstract: A covering arrangement (10) for a building has parallel elongate supports (14) and covering parts (16) arranged thereon. The covering parts comprise a core (22) and, connected thereto, upper covering elements (24) and lower planar covering elements (26), with the result that a sandwich is formed. The covering parts (16) furthermore have an elongate, striplike form and in the installed position are arranged transversely to the supports (14), extending at least from one support (14) to a neighbouring support (14). In order to increase the resistance to wind loads, it is proposed that a longitudinal border region (30) of a covering part (16) comprises a connecting device (68) and the opposite longitudinal border region (34) of a neighbouring covering part (16) has a connecting device (70) complementary thereto, by means of which the two covering parts (16) are firmly connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventor: Torsten Heinemann
  • Patent number: 6516577
    Abstract: An exterior covering for buildings and the like is described. The present invention relates to vinyl siding panels for building exteriors that are easy to install, and which prevent a collection of moisture along the building exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Crane Plastics Company LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Pelfrey, David J. Knecht
  • Patent number: 6505451
    Abstract: Systems and methods of connecting plates form structures such as roof coverings, awnings, wall coverings, floor coverings, ceiling coverings, decorative sculptures and the like. Each plate is configured to connect to at least one adjacent plate to form a structure of interconnected plates. Fastening surfaces are provided for securing the structure of interconnected plates to a further structure, such as a roof, a wall or framework of, for example, a window or door awning. Each plate has edges that are folded over toward opposing sides of the plate. The folded-over edges form channels on opposite facing sides of the plate which receive folded-over edges of other plates to. connect the plates together in a structure of interconnected plates. The plates may be rectangular, square, trapezoidal or triangle shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: George Ksajikian
  • Publication number: 20020189188
    Abstract: A tile made of stiff molded synthetic resin having edges which overlap when a plurality of tiles are assembled upon a roof and an upper continuous contoured ridge along the upper edge and a lower continuous contoured ridge along the lower edge. The upper and lower ridges being stepped shape to engage with horizontal continuity when a plurality of tiles are assembled upon a roof. A through hole is provided in the lower ridge which aligns with a slot in the upper ridge to allow a screw to pass therethrough fastening two contiguous rows of tiles to a supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Baldini Iole, Mazzoli Mariagrazia
  • Publication number: 20020121057
    Abstract: A corner piece for covering the corner of a structure with mating walls having siding panels containing multiple shingle impression courses attached thereto includes a first wall having an exterior face with first and second lateral edges and a second wall having an exterior face with first and second lateral edges. The exterior faces of the first and second walls include an ornamental appearance containing a plurality of vertically stacked shingle impressions. The shingle impressions of the exterior faces are staggered at least along the second lateral edges. These staggered shingle portions overlap at least a portion of the siding panels when the siding panels and corner piece are attached to the structure. The staggered shingle portions and multiple shingle impression courses of the siding panels cooperate to give the appearance that the corner piece substantially blends into the siding panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, Robert D. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20020112416
    Abstract: Building panels are provided, for applying panels, such as siding, roofing or the like to studs, to roofing rafters, or the like, wherein indicia is provided along a panel, giving spaced-apart markings, for guiding one who is applying panels to a building surface, to the location of a next support capable of supporting the panel when a fastener is applied thereto, a fixed or pre-set distance from a support such as stud, roofing rafter or the like. Thus, when adjacent studs, rafters, or the like, are spaced apart a known distance, the indicia will serve to guide the installer to a location where a fastener will engage a support to which the panel is to be applied, even if the visual location of the underlying support is visually obscured, such as by means of a sheet building material between the structural support and the panel. The indicia may take on various forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: David H. Beck, Robert W. Werner, Barbara E. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20020083672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal ceiling panel having flange portions with complementary engagement areas formed such that two juxtaposed panels can be interconnected in a tight manner. The shape of the flange portions corresponds to the contour of an inclined S whereby the joint between two such panels becomes even tighter in the event of a substantial increase of the temperature in the space below the ceiling panel. The shape of the flange portions also brigs about an increased stability of an underside covering for a ceiling formed by a plurality of such panels when exposed to a fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: Johnny Ostenfeldt
  • Patent number: 6381914
    Abstract: Complementary roof tiles for a staggered roof tile layout are provided by: (i) extruding and conveying a composite ribbon; (ii) demarcating the composite ribbon into an alternating succession of a first roof tile type and a second roof tile type by engaging the composite ribbon with an upstream cutting blade and a downstream cutting blade, such that each roof tile type is demarcated at an upstream tile edge by one of the cutting blades and at a downstream tile edge by the other of the cutting blades, and such that a selected one of the roof tile types includes a pair of cut-out portions demarcated along one of the upstream and downstream tile edges on opposite ones of the ribbon side edges; (iii) separating the succession of demarcated roof tile types into distinct roof tiles; and (v) curing the distinct roof tiles to form a set of cured roof tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: CRH Oldcastle, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Sherman Bane, Gary Lee Manlove
  • Patent number: 6367221
    Abstract: Self-aligning shingle members and self-aligning laminated shingle members. The shingle members have at least an alignment strip on the bottom surfaces which mates and nests with the top edge or corresponding alignment strip on the underlying course of shingles. In one embodiment, each of the shingle members has an alignment strip on the bottom surface which nests with the top edge of the underlying course, creating a self-aligning roofing shingle system which is easier to align and install. In another embodiment, alignment strips are provided on both the top and bottom surfaces of the shingle member and the alignment strip on the bottom surface is adopted to mate and nest with the alignment strip on the top surface of shingle members in the underlying course of shingles. This provides a self-aligning shingle system with the appearance of a three-layer laminated shingle structure. The courses of shingle members can also be interlocked together with appropriately shaped interlocking alignment strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert Whitmore Elliott
  • Publication number: 20020020125
    Abstract: An exterior covering for buildings and the like is described. The present invention relates to vinyl siding panels for building exteriors that are easy to install, and which prevent a collection of moisture along the building exterior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Paul R. Pelfrey, David J. Knecht
  • Patent number: 6341461
    Abstract: A wood panel system that includes an upper rail, a lower rail and a stile is provided. The upper rail and lower rails are in rigid communication with a wall, while the stile may float between the upper and lower rails. In certain embodiments, the upper rail and the stile are joined by a noncoped groove. The outer edges of the upper rail and the stile may be disposed within different planes that are each parallel to the wall. The upper rail may have a lip that extends over a portion of the stile. Preferably, the stile is formed of a wood veneer coated core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: New England Classic Interiors, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Crowley, Edward H. Lameyer, John MacDiarmid
  • Patent number: 6311443
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus, method, and system to arrange a deck or balcony with the use of pre-manufactured deck panels. The deck panels are inexpensive, easy to install, remove, or add to, and only requires common framing hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Allazetta
  • Patent number: 6298625
    Abstract: A roof covering includes an upper portion, a lower portion, and a retainer. The upper portion includes a nailing strip, a water stop, a lock, and a lock indicator. After a first strip of the roof covering is installed on a roof, a second strip of the roof covering is interlocked with and secured to the first strip. A retainer of the second strip is received in the lock of the first strip to secure the strips together. Successive strips of roof coverings are added to a roof until a desired area is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Vernon L. Sweet
  • Patent number: 6260323
    Abstract: A wall panel supporting unit and system of constructing a wall utilizing a series of the wall panel supporting units in place of a traditional stud wall. The individual wall panel supporting units are of unitary construction and are generally rectangular. The units are corrugated and the resulting ridges function in the same manner as individual studs in a traditional wall, by creating a space within the wall for insulation, electrical wiring and similar uses. The individual units are fastened together, and attached to parallel tracks along the ceiling and floor to ensure a straight wall when panel sheathing such as drywall is applied. The individual units generally conform to each other when stacked together and offer a significant reduction in required shipping space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Charles R. Hockey
  • Patent number: 6233895
    Abstract: Roofing tiles have dimensions differing from conventional tiles to allow manufacture of the tiles in a substantially greater size than conventional tile sizes. The tiles may be installed more rapidly, since each piece of material must be separately installed and a single tile may cover a greater area. Additional ribs are added underneath the interior portion of each tile than with conventional tiles. The ribs are spaced appropriately such that a person walking over each tile would have the weight of a single foot distributed over one or more ribs at all times. Moreover, the rims of each tile extend substantially deeper, through the thickness, of the tile. Each tile has material removed from the main surface portion, or the actual surface opposite the weather-exposed surface, to reduce the weight therefrom. Each tile may be configured with open air channels underneath each tile up and down the entire roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Evans Brothers Investments
    Inventors: Lewis M. Evans, Michael M. Evans
  • Patent number: 6223488
    Abstract: An exterior covering for buildings and the like is described. The present invention relates to vinyl siding panels for building exteriors that are easy to install, and which prevent a collection of moisture along the building exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Crane Plastics Siding LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Pelfrey, David J. Knecht
  • 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