With Fastener Or Anchor Patents (Class 52/543)
  • Patent number: 10541641
    Abstract: A solar panel mount includes a plate, a plurality of flanges, and a mounting member. The plate includes a first edge and a first surface. The plate defines at least one opening spaced from the first edge. The plurality of flanges extend from the first edge in a direction transverse to the first surface. The mounting member defines at least one channel aligned with the at least one opening of the plate to receive a mounting shaft through an opening of the at least one opening and a corresponding channel of the at least one channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Solar Slate Solutions
    Inventor: David Tomolillo
  • Patent number: 10428525
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes an asphalt-coated sheet and a reinforcement member. The asphalt-coated sheet includes a shingle mat and an asphalt coating applied to the shingle mat. The asphalt-coated sheet has a lower tab portion normally exposed on a roof and an upper headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof. At least a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet is coated with granules. The reinforcement member is adhered to the asphalt-coated sheet along an upper edge of the headlap portion, with the reinforcement member and the headlap portion together providing a nail pull-through value that is greater than an otherwise identical shingle having no such reinforcement material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10151117
    Abstract: An elongate hanger for precast cladding panels includes an anchorage band embeddable in an upper region of a precast panel; an abutment band contiguous with the anchorage band and providing an abutment surface for the lower edge of an upper panel in a panel assembly mounted to a support wall; a ventilation band contiguous with and extending horizontally from the abutment band, and having one or more ventilation openings; and a mounting band contiguous with and extending upward from the ventilation band in a tilted off-vertical plane when the panel is mounted to a support wall by fasteners extending through a lower region of the mounting band. The hanger vertically supports the cladding panel at a distance from the support wall corresponding to an air space defined by the selected hanger geometry, with the ventilation openings facilitating the flow of water or water vapor out of the air space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Kuelker
  • Patent number: 10032266
    Abstract: A siding evaluation apparatus for use in identifying a characteristic of building siding is disclosed, together with methods and systems for identifying a characteristic of building siding using the siding evaluation apparatus. The siding evaluation apparatus includes a protrusion, clip, or other means for removably attaching to building siding by friction or pressure. The siding evaluation apparatus further includes a color chart holder adapted to hold a color chart for reference. The siding evaluation apparatus is attached to the siding and may be adjusted to display the color chart, which may be photographed together with a portion of the siding. Characteristics of the siding may then be determined based upon the captured photograph and a known reference area of the color chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Taryn M. Madey, Sharon Gibson, Joshua M. Mast, Nathan L. Tofte, Chad Junior Turner
  • Patent number: 10006204
    Abstract: A mount including a base portion having a first side and a second side. A plurality of holes are distributed along a lengthwise direction of the base portion and from the first side of the base portion to the second side. A connecting portion extends from the base portion in a direction transverse to a direction of extension of the base portion. A mounting portion extends from the connecting portion. The mounting portion extends in a direction transverse to the direction of extension of the connecting portion such that a portion of the mounting portion is disposed vertically above the base portion. The mounting portion has at least one hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Zia Mounting Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Robinson
  • Patent number: 10000929
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes an asphalt-coated sheet and a reinforcement member. The asphalt-coated sheet includes a shingle mat and an asphalt coating applied to the shingle mat. The asphalt-coated sheet has a lower tab portion normally exposed on a roof and an upper headlap portion normally covered-up on a roof. At least a portion of the asphalt-coated sheet is coated with granules. The reinforcement member is adhered to the asphalt-coated sheet along an upper edge of the headlap portion, with the reinforcement member and the headlap portion together providing a nail pull-through value that is greater than an otherwise identical shingle having no such reinforcement material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 9915063
    Abstract: A unitary metal clip for a wall panel system. The unitary metal clip includes a hem portion configured and dimensioned to wrap around a flat end of a first panel of the wall panel system, and an angled kick portion extending away from the hem portion. The angled kick portion is configured and dimensioned to extend into a return of the first panel that is adjacent the flat end. The angled kick portion is further configured and dimensioned to deflect to accept a shaped end of a second panel of the wall panel system and snap back to lock the shaped end of the second panel into the return of the first panel. A fastener opening is located in the hem portion to accept a fastener to secure the flat end to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Petersen Aluminum Corporation
    Inventor: Salvatore J. Delfino
  • Patent number: 9857173
    Abstract: A combination tool includes a surveyor's rod having a tubular body and a hammer that is slidable within the tubular body using an external handle. The tubular body defines an opening to insert a nail to be hammered into a surface below the tubular body. A nail-loading device may be affixed adjacent to the tubular body. The nail-loading device has a tube for receiving a nail and a lever arm that can be pivoted away from the tube to receive a nail and then pivoted back to its resting position to force the nail into the tubular body through the opening in the tubular body. A hammer-stop may be affixed to the tubular body to form a physical stop to the downward movement of the hammer. A handle lock may be employed along with a rod-tip point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Chad Everett Jernigan
  • Patent number: 9845603
    Abstract: A slate and tile roofing system includes a base layer of compliant roofing material and a series of tile fasteners fixed along a top portion of the roofing material. A series of weather barrier strips is attached to the series of fasteners and fixed to the roofing material. A series of slate tiles is semi-permanently mounted over the weather barriers to form a prefabricated tile roofing subassembly. The subassembly expedites and facilitates the installation of slate and tile roofs without the need for highly specialized labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: John M. Williams, Robert B. Williams
  • Patent number: 9523205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a covering device comprising: at least one metal sheet, especially a metal sheet used for cladding, suitable for covering at least one section of a surface of a building structure, fastenings for definitively attaching the metal sheet to the structure, at least one accessory suitable for applying to a receiving area on the metal sheet, and means for removably attaching the accessory to the receiving area, that are suitable for attaching the accessory once the metal sheet is already attached to the structure by means of the fastenings, maintaining the structural integrity of the metal sheet, and also the integrity, especially in terms of tightness, of the attachment of the metal sheet to the structure by means of the fastenings, said attaching means including a head of the fastenings, that can enable the assembly, and if need be, the disassembly, of the accessory, without affecting the attachment of the metal sheet to the structure by means of the fastenings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BACACIER 3 S
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Vigouroux, Julien Faisandier, Joffrey Bertrand
  • Patent number: 9473065
    Abstract: A clamping system for securing the corners of four photovoltaic modules to a carport purlin, the clamping system having upper and lower body portions with a size adjustable gap to receive the purlin therein, and a pair of rotating connectors at opposite ends of the clamp assembly, each rotating connector having arms extending from opposite sides, the arms being rotated to lock into side grooves in the photovoltaic modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SOLARCITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Seery, Ty Hudson
  • Patent number: 9206835
    Abstract: A roofing sealing system and method is provided. The roofing nail seal is disposed substantially concentrically over a roofing nail. The roofing nail seal includes a body portion with an upper surface and a lower surface. An adhesive is affixed to the lower surface of the body portion for application to a head of the roofing nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas R. Mathieson
  • Patent number: 9156658
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to, inter alia, devices and methods for precision installation of elevator wall panels and intervening reveal strips in an elevator cab shell. Various embodiments comprise corner stays and intermediate stays with pre-installed clips thereon and with locating means installed thereon to facilitate accurate locating of adjacent stay(s) in order to greatly reduce the labor and time required to install the wall panels accurately. Further, various embodiments comprise pre-installed reveal strips on the stay(s) and that are interposed between each installed wall panel. Pre-installing the reveal strips further reduces the labor and time required at the installation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: G & R ELEVATOR MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Persons, Jr., Darren Maveus, Steve Hudak
  • Patent number: 8984835
    Abstract: A multiple-layer laminated shingle and a method of making the shingle are provided, in which at least one adhesive of high temperature resistance is applied for securing the shingle layers together, to reduce reliance on a roofer having to fasten (via nails, staples or other fatteners) through a narrow headlap zone of a posterior shingle layer in order to secure the posterior shingle layer to a roof; such that a vertically wide portion of the headlap area of the anterior shingle layer is presented to the roofer as of nailing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Kermit E. Stahl, John K. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 8959861
    Abstract: A water impermeable structure comprising a plurality of construction boards fastened to a structure or a building. Each construction board comprises a curable substrate and a water impermeable seamless resilient membrane adhered to the curable substrate. The water impermeable seamless resilient membrane comprises one or more flaps that extend beyond the curable substrate. The flaps affix to the adjoining construction board creating a water impermeable structure and a water impermeable structure with at least one water impermeable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jet Products, LLC
    Inventors: James Allen Wambaugh, Brett Rochner
  • Patent number: 8950157
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for mounting solar panels and other equipment to tile roofs, or similar roof structures, that does not require removal of roofing tile for installation. A stanchion is inserted into a hole drilled into a roofing tile. Two or more wood securing fasteners are inserted into diagonal and crossing through-holes in the sides of the stanchion above the tile and exit on opposing sides of the stanchion, with respect to their insertion point, below the tile. The ends of the wood securing fasteners engage the surface of the roof sheeting beneath the tile at a distance outwardly away from the stanchion. With this arrangement, the tile roof equipment-mounting device engages the roof surface over a wider area than the diameter of the hole drilled into the roof tile without the need for removing the roof tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sunmodo Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford Schrock
  • Patent number: 8935898
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus, e.g., a bracket, configured for reception of vessels, such as plastic bottles which have been cut in a way which makes them useful upon assembly, as roofing construction elements. The roofing elements, the roofing structures which result and kits for manufacturing these structures, are all features of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: New York Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jason Van Nest, Farzana Gandhi, Michelle Bertomen
  • Patent number: 8931232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washer having a substantially planar annular area defining an opening for through passage of a fastener and a non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of the planar annular area. A method for fastening a roof deck comprising inserting a fastener through a washer having a substantially planar annular area and a non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of the planar annular area and driving the fastener through the roof deck or through an opening therein. A corrugated metal roof deck system comprising a subjacent support and a corrugated metal roof supported by the support. A waster having a substantially planar annular area defining an opening for through passage of a fastener and a second non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of said planar annular area with a fastener extending through said washer through said deck and into said subjacent support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8910928
    Abstract: A clamping assembly for attaching loads to various kinds of flanged seams, the assembly comprising a generally U-shaped clamp body, at least one clamping hammer disposed interior of the clamp body, the clamping hammer is secured to the clamp body along the longitudinal axis of the clamp body, at least one adjustment screw extending through the clamp body and adapted to selectively impinge against the clamping hammer and cause it to pivot about its axis or otherwise move inwardly within the clamp body, the adjustment screw extending transverse to the longitudinal axis of the clamping hammer, at least one locking screw adapted to selectively impinge against the clamping hammer to prevent pivoting of the same may be optionally provided whereby a standing seam received within the clamp body may be tightly grasped between the clamp body and the clamping hammer under action of the adjustment screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory A. Header
  • Patent number: 8910443
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face. The foam backing panel has alternating high density portions and low density portions. Fasteners used to attach the foam back panel to an exterior wall pass through the high density portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Bruce Wilson
  • Patent number: 8875463
    Abstract: A building product for attachment to a surface of a building includes a plurality of siding members, and a plurality of spacers, wherein the siding members and spacers are assembled to resemble a plurality of individual siding shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tecton Products, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Plagemann, Mark Bratton, Robb Willgohs
  • Patent number: 8857124
    Abstract: The invention relates to a weatherproof building shell, especially a pitched roof, comprising a plurality of rectangular weatherproof shingles which are laid diagonally to mutually overlap in a scale-type fashion in relation to a line of slope. Shingles that overlap in an edge zone at a right angle to the line of slope are set off in relation to each other. The shingles are connected to a supporting structure in a lower corner zone of the shingle in relation to a line of slope, respective sealing elements being arranged on said corner zone of the shingle and obturating a gap between shingles that are arranged on the same level at a right angle to the main direction. The rectangular shingles have respective through-openings for fastening elements in two opposite corner zones so that the shingles are connected to the supporting structure in their lower and upper corner zones in relation to the main direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Posnansky
  • Patent number: 8850772
    Abstract: Trim pieces for siding include an anchor trim piece and an exterior face piece. The anchor trim piece has a mounting portion for mounting to a structure and an interlocking portion. The mounting portion is perpendicular to the interlocking portion. The exterior trim piece has a first exterior face portion and an interlocking portion. The interlocking portion is generally transverse to the exterior face portion. The exterior trim piece interlocking portion is resilient and has a cooperating geometry with the anchor trim piece interlocking portion such that the exterior trim piece is enabled to be assembled with the anchor trim piece by engaging the exterior trim piece interlocking portion with the anchor trim piece interlocking portion. The anchor trim piece interlocking portion is perpendicular to the plane defined by the first exterior face portion when the exterior trim piece and anchor trim piece are assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rustique Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Heath Stanfill
  • Publication number: 20140290170
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied When the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8844213
    Abstract: The modular unit for generating solar power comprises a plurality of diamond-shaped cover plates (3.2, . . . , 3.3) for forming a surface trapping sunlight. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) contain photovoltaic elements (106.1, 106.2, 106.3). The system further comprises a plurality of support rods (54) having a number of pre-manufactured fastening positions (55), said rods being arranged at a predetermined angle >0° to the horizontal and extending in the direction of a line of slope. Every fastening position is associated with a fastening device (50) which connects two corners of the overlapping cover plates (3.2, 3.3) to the support rod (54) in the fastening position. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) are arranged diagonally and so as to overlap in a scale-type fashion with respect to a longitudinal direction of the support rod (54) in such a manner that the surface trapping the sunlight is at the same time rain water-repellent. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) have a first cut-out section (15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Posnansky
  • Publication number: 20140250816
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8813453
    Abstract: A multiple-layer laminated shingle and a method of making the shingle are provided, in which at least one thermal set adhesive of high temperature resistance is applied for securing the shingle layers together, to reduce reliance on a roofer having to fasten (via nails, staples or other fasteners) through a narrow headlap zone of a posterior shingle layer in order to secure the posterior shingle layer to a roof; such that a vertically wide portion of the headlap area of the anterior shingle layer is presented to the roofer as a nailing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Kermit E. Stahl, John K. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 8776456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for mounting solar panels and other equipment to tile roofs, or similar roof structures, that does not require removal of roofing tile for installation. A stanchion is inserted into a hole drilled into a roofing tile. Two or more wood securing fasteners are inserted into diagonal and crossing through-holes in the sides of the stanchion above the tile and exit on opposing sides of the stanchion, with respect to their insertion point, below the tile. The ends of the wood securing fasteners engage the surface of the roof sheeting beneath the tile at a distance outwardly away from the stanchion. With this arrangement, the tile roof equipment-mounting device engages the roof surface over a wider area than the diameter of the hole drilled into the roof tile without the need for removing the roof tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sunmodo Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford Schrock
  • Patent number: 8713884
    Abstract: A metal roofing system includes at least one roof clip including a base portion secured to the upper portion of the at least one purlin, and flanged legs extending from opposite sides of the base portion, and a thermal spacer washer assembled between the at least one roof clip and the at least one purlin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Eugene Musick, Ernest Craig Abney
  • Publication number: 20140102030
    Abstract: A roofing shingle is provided. The roofing shingles includes an overlay sheet including a headlap portion and a tab portion and an underlay sheet secured to the overlay sheet such that a region of the underlay sheet overlaps a region of the headlap portion of the overlay sheet. A reinforcement material is secured to the headlap portion of the overlay sheet. The reinforcement material is configured to improve nail pull-through. The reinforcement material extends beyond the overlapping regions of the headlap portion and the underlay sheet a distance of about 0.12 inches or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 8667758
    Abstract: Covering for a roof and vertical surfaces, constituted by a prefabricated element includes a base layer (1) of a waterproofing substrate; an upper covering (2) made of slate parts (3) fixed by adhesive. A mechanical fastener for the slate parts and anchor for anchoring the prefabricated element to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cupa Innovacion S.L.U.
    Inventor: Javier Fernandez Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140053492
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20140007538
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus, e.g., a bracket, configured for reception of vessels, such as plastic bottles which have been cut in a way which makes them useful upon assembly, as roofing construction elements. The roofing elements, the roofing structures which result and kits for manufacturing these structures, are all features of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jason Van Nest, Farzana Gandhi, Michelle Bertomen
  • Publication number: 20130291472
    Abstract: A removable water cap to cap a fastener retaining a self-aligning system of mounting photovoltaic modules to a surface, including: a base having a first end structured and arranged to fit between at least two roof shingles; and a second end opposite from the first end, the second end structured and arranged to receive and generally seal the fastener, and permit an undersurface of the base to be generally in consistent contact with at least one underlying shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Dennis Sader
  • Publication number: 20130247496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for roofs and facades made up of prefabricated panels comprising a lower support layer, an intermediate layer of insulating material and an upper water-proof layer, on which overlay parts are arranged. The panels have hooks for holding the overlay parts. The upper water-proof layer prolongs on one side into a fringe, on the opposite side into a flange having a smaller width. The panels are attached by their edges, with the fringe of each panel overlapped on the panel of the next row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CUPA INNOVACION, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Javier Fernandez Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20130219819
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: CertainTeed Corporation
  • Patent number: 8511030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Wilson, Patrick M. Culpepper
  • Patent number: 8505254
    Abstract: A fastening system for a plate-shaped structural element on a pitched roof is provided. The plate-shaped structural element is bordered in a water-tight manner in a frame and fully replaces the roof covering, and the eaves-side and ridge-side cross beams of the frame which run transversely to the ridge-eaves direction have profiles which are matched to each other and engage in each other. The top side of the eaves-side cross beam has a mounting that surrounds the edge of the plate-shaped structural element, and the bottom side thereof has a support for fastening to the roof structure. The support includes a web that extends from the mounting to the support, a protrusion extending beneath the mounting and receives an extension that extends from the ridge-side cross beam thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Monier Technical Centre GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Welter, Roland Neuner, Roland Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20130180196
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: CertainTeed Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130180201
    Abstract: An integral strip and fastener installation system is provided for light weight slate and tile roofing systems installed with a single overlap between each row or course of tile. A specialized fastener hook is formed with one or more lateral projections or wings installed underneath one or more slate tiles to anchor the fastener to the roof at least in part by the weight of the overlying tiles. This anchoring supports and reinforces the open mouth of the hook against deflection from high winds and thereby enables the hook to hold a tile securely under high wind loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: John M. Williams, Albert L. Galloup
  • Patent number: 8474211
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of sheets, including a lowermost sheet, have an upper edge, a lower edge, parallel side edges, an upper surface, and a lower surface. A support includes a lower board beneath the sheets adjacent to the lower edges. Parallel boards beneath the sheets are at locations adjacent to and at spaced parallel locations between the side edges. Long brackets couple the lower edge of the lowermost sheet to one of the parallel boards and the lower board. Straight brackets couple one of the side edges of one of the sheets to one of the parallel boards there beneath. Short brackets couple the upper and lower edges of two adjacent of the sheets to one of the parallel boards there beneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: John T. Washnock, Dean D. Poisson, Mattia Lucciola
  • Patent number: 8458978
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sidings and methods for securing those sidings to structures are disclosed. Additionally, this disclosure teaches embodiments of sidings that can be secured to structures. For some embodiments, the siding comprises an insulation and a panel. The insulation and the panel are coupled to each other prior to installation of the siding. This coupling is achieved by non-adhesive coupling mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia Foam, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Lee Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 8453410
    Abstract: A roof covering of shingles or tiles is provided, with each shingle or tile being relatively rigid, having relatively flexible stress relief nail zones, that may comprise variations in thickness relative to the remainder of the shingle or tile, or variations in materials, such as will allow for relative movement of the shingles or tiles due to temperature variations resulting in expansion or contraction, or due to other forces, such that the movement will be between the shingles or the tiles and the nails or other fasteners that are used to secure the shingles or tiles to a roof or other surface, and is preferably within the elastic limits of the fastening zones of the shingles or tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20130125488
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a batten system comprising thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes. In an embodiment, a batten may comprise a plurality of TPO membranes heat sealed together. The heat sealed TPO membranes may include a plurality of unsealed areas between the membranes for engaging one or more coupling devices. Slate shingles may be hung from the one or more coupling devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Building Materials Investment Corporation
  • Patent number: 8443565
    Abstract: A standing seam panel system includes an internal structural mullion. A pair of panels meet at a joint and have standing flanges and detents. The mullion includes a main extrusion and a secondary extrusion, the main extrusion having an innermost portion, and a main hooked portion opposite the innermost portion. A secondary extrusion is attached to the main extrusion and has a leg hooked portion opposite the main hooked portion to form a pair of hooked portions, the hooked portions engaging the detents of the panels. Slotted holes are defined within said main extrusion, and screw fasteners pass through the slotted holes of the main extrusion and into a building substrate, wherein the innermost portion of the main extrusion is attached to a building substrate such that the mullion is adapted to move vertically along the building substrate to accommodate expansion or contraction of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Voegele, Jr., Kevin P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130047543
    Abstract: A metal roofing system includes at least one roof clip including a base portion secured to the upper portion of the at least one purlin, and flanged legs extending from opposite sides of the base portion, and a thermal spacer washer assembled between the at least one roof clip and the at least one purlin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL LLC
    Inventors: David Eugene Musick, Ernest Craig Abney
  • Patent number: 8381475
    Abstract: A fixing system (20) for securing cladding boards (28) to the framing (26) of a building in a partially overlapping relationship, each board (28) having front and rear faces with a recess (42) being provided in and along the rear face. The fixing system (20) comprises a plurality of fixing devices (30), supported by the framing (26), that are spaced apart relative to one another and arranged in rows, each row of fixing devices (30) being arranged to support a board or row of boards (28) and each fixing device (30) having an engagement portion (40) that is arranged to engage with a section of the recess (42) of a board (28) to, in co-operation with a number of other fixing devices (30) of that row also engaging with a section of the recess (42), support the board (28) in place on the framing (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Jenkin Timber Limited
    Inventor: Richard James Carbines
  • Patent number: 8371085
    Abstract: A shingle, an array of shingles, and a process for producing the shingles, either of the field shingle type, or of the hip, ridge or rake type, wherein the shingles have a shortened headlap portion for purposes of reducing the amount of material necessary to make the shingle, wherein each of the shingles has a fastening zone for receiving fasteners therethrough, which fastening zone is an overlay of granule covered adhesive, and is in the headlap portion, and wherein a contact zone layer of adhesive is provided on the rear of the tab portion of the shingle, for contact against the overlay of granule covered adhesive when a next-overlying shingle is arranged in an array above a next-underlying shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20130025224
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes a substrate having a headlap portion and a tab portion. Reinforcement material is secured to the headlap portion, wherein the reinforcement material is formed from woven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Donn Vermilion, Stephanie A. Rinne, Michael S. Ugorek, John Scowden, Katrina Altman
  • Publication number: 20130019550
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant building construction connective hardware attachable to a building structure for installing the starter row of wall sheathing, siding or roof sheathing/decking that reclines the material being hung against the structure, that holds the material in place and that is imprintable for identification and verification purposes. The connective hardware is easily painted or stained to match the exterior finish. The invention is versatile and multiple pieces can be connected to the foundation or foundation mudsill to install the starter row of wall sheathing or siding; to the bottom edge of wall sheathing to install the starter row of siding; or to each roof rafter tail-end to install the starter row of roof sheathing/decking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Monty Wayne Dodge, SR., Lisa Kay Dodge