Within Wall Patents (Class 52/61)
  • Patent number: 10947722
    Abstract: A ventilation screed with an upper attachment flange having a top portion and a bottom portion and at least one opening in the top portion; a drip edge protruding from the bottom portion and a return leg that protrudes back from the drip edge and extends beyond the bottom portion; a drainage cavity protrusion protruding from the bottom portion above the drip edge, wherein the drainage cavity protrusion has an L-shaped drainage trough portion having at least one drainage opening in a bottom portion and a substantially vertical portion with a top end and a bottom end in communication with the bottom portion, an upper ground portion in communication with the top end of the substantially vertical portion of the L-shaped drainage trough portion extending outward from the substantially vertical portion and a drainage cavity shroud extending substantially downward from the upper ground portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gary George Baltz, Jr., Frederic C. Mayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10774545
    Abstract: A ventilation screed comprising an upper attachment flange having a top portion and a bottom portion and at least one opening in the top portion; a drip edge protruding from the bottom portion of the upper attachment flange; a drainage cavity protrusion protruding from the bottom portion of the upper attachment flange above the drip edge, wherein the drainage cavity protrusion has a vertical portion of a L-shaped drainage trough portion and a bottom portion having at least one drainage opening along a meeting point of the upper attachment flange and the drainage cavity protrusion, an upper ground portion in communication with the L-shaped drainage trough portion and a drainage cavity shroud in communication with the upper ground portion, wherein the drainage cavity shroud extends past the drip edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gary George Baltz, Jr., Frederic C. Mayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10753083
    Abstract: A ventilation screed with an upper attachment flange having a top portion and a bottom portion and at least one opening in the top portion; a drip edge protruding from the bottom portion and a return leg that protrudes back from the drip edge and extends beyond the bottom portion; a drainage cavity protrusion protruding from the bottom portion above the drip edge, wherein the drainage cavity protrusion has an L-shaped drainage trough portion having at least one drainage opening in a bottom portion and a substantially vertical portion with a top end and a bottom end in communication with the bottom portion, an upper ground portion in communication with the top end of the substantially vertical portion of the L-shaped drainage trough portion extending outward from the substantially vertical portion and a drainage cavity shroud extending substantially downward from the upper ground portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gary George Baltz, Jr., Frederic C. Mayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10533324
    Abstract: A ventilation screed having an upper attachment flange having a top portion and a bottom portion and at least one opening in the top portion; a drip edge protruding from the bottom portion of the upper attachment flange; a drainage cavity protrusion protruding from the bottom portion of the upper attachment flange above the drip edge, wherein the drainage cavity has an L-shaped drainage trough portion having at least one drainage opening in a bottom portion, an upper ground portion in communication with the L-shaped drainage trough portion and a drainage cavity shroud in communication with the upper ground portion, wherein the drainage cavity shroud extends past the drip edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gary George Baltz, Jr., Frederic C. Mayer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9493943
    Abstract: An improved flashing attachment apparatus and method consists of a mesh with a length and a width where the mesh is folded over along its width to create a closed end and an open end along its length and a top and a bottom. A membrane is connected with the mesh between the top and the bottom of the mesh where the membrane extends past the open end at least partially along the length of the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Walter J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9238937
    Abstract: A support frame for a window frame is provided to address the problem of unwanted entry of moisture, such as condensation, into a building in which the window frame is mounted. The support frame includes four sections of flashing. Each section of flashing has a window frame support plate that has a window frame side and building framework side. A first longitudinal wall extends from the window frame side of the support plate. One or more longitudinal stiffening box sections continuous with the plate are provided for imparting rigidity to the flashing. Two of the sections comprise sill and header flashings spaced apart at either end by the remaining two sections, which comprise jamb flashings. Joiners connect adjacent ends of the four sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SMART REVEAL PTY LTD
    Inventor: Dean Costa
  • Patent number: 9016017
    Abstract: A system for air sealing of leaks in building corners in a wall portion made up by a framework, including a cover element with two overlapping and plane flexible film portions, which are connected to each other along a first edge portion. The film portions include linear folding lines to enable unfolding of the cover element for forming a three-dimensional geometry including a main surface and a collar which projects from the main surface and is formed integrally therewith and which corresponds to three sides of the beam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover AB
    Inventor: Birgitta Ryden
  • Patent number: 8881468
    Abstract: A fixture mounting assembly includes a mounting bracket for attaching, via a flange, to the outside wall of a building under construction. A mounting block for holding the fixture in place against the wall fits within the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a flashing component extending from the front face of the mounting bracket such that the mounting block is held in place by being at least partially surrounded by the flashing component. The fixture mounting assembly is useful but not limited to construction in which fiber cement siding will surround the outside wall and the associated fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Brian K. McMullen
  • Publication number: 20140290152
    Abstract: An article of flashing for a deck includes a channel with a back leg, a first side leg, and a second side leg and further includes an attachment flange fixedly connected to the channel where the channel is adapted to receive decking. A deck flashing system includes a deck with a surface and at least one edge, decking forming the surface of the deck, and flashing extending along the at least one edge, the flashing having a channel adapted to receive the decking. A method of trimming a deck includes erecting deck framing, installing decking on the framing, and installing flashing on at least one edge or the entire perimeter of the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: EVERFLASH, LLC
    Inventor: Mark William Morsching
  • Publication number: 20140215931
    Abstract: A drip edge corner element for use in masonry wall construction has a generally planar elongated member with a top side and a bottom side, with opposed side edges. This elongated member may preferable take a rectangular shape in planar profile, with a relieved section formed across the member dividing the member into two parts. These two parts are connected at a place about which the two parts are relatively movable, such as an articulable joint or pivot therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Mortor Net USA, Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven Fechino
  • Patent number: 8701373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flashing member for use with a roof window mounted on an upstand, said flashing member having at least one insulating member and a compensation member on the inner side. The compensation member, which allows use of one flashing member for different angles of the window, is preferably compressible, expandable or provided with removal indications, such as cutting lines, for allowing an easy removable of a part thereof as well as elastic. A kit including at least one such flashing member may include corner flashing members, gable flashing members, a ridge flashing members and/or supplementary insulating members. The invention further relates to a method for mounting a flashing for a roof window mounted on an upstand, where one or more connector brackets are attached to the window and where the/each flashing member is attached to the window frame via at least one connector bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Claes Lindgren, Niels Adelholm Larsen, Johnny Christian Nygaard Rasmussen, Jacob Lysemose, Brent Møller
  • Patent number: 8522508
    Abstract: In various embodiments, this invention includes a wall assembly having an interior generally vertical wall having a wall face, an exterior generally vertical wall confronting and being spaced from the wall face, and a generally horizontal ledge extending perpendicularly to the interior and exterior walls. A cant member is installed above grade on the wall assembly and has a upper portion, a lower portion and a cant portion intermediate the wall and lower portions. The upper portion is juxtaposed in face-to-face relation to the wall face and the lower portion is juxtaposed in face-to-face relation to the ledge with the cant portion extending between the wall and lower portions such that a flashing is supported by the cant and moisture on the wall face of the interior wall is diverted by the cant member along the cant portion toward the exterior wall and away from the wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: PACC Systems I.P., LLC
    Inventor: P. Michael Collins
  • Patent number: 8468750
    Abstract: Seal a flashing joint on an open frame structure using a first barrier sheet having first and second adhesive strips on opposing primary surfaces proximate to opposing edges and running the length of the first barrier sheet by applying the first barrier sheet over the flashing joint with one edge below the flashing joint and adhering an adhesive strip to a building element below the flashing joint with the first adhesive strip and applying a second barrier sheet overlapping the first barrier sheet and adhere the first and second barrier sheets together using the second adhesive strip. The process can include applying flashing over the first barrier sheet and flashing joint and then overlaying the flashing with the second barrier sheet and sealing the second barrier sheet to both the first barrier sheet and the flashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Howard M. Clearfield, Gary D. Parsons, Katherine L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8393117
    Abstract: Building means, having a main plate 1, a flexible sheet 2 attached thereto, a first bolt portion 4 extending outwards of the plate 1 and an opposite second bolt portion 5 extending outwards of the plate. The building means formed such that when it is in use a structural member can be fastened to the first bolt 4 portion while at the same time the plate 1 is arranged behind exterior cladding 8 of a building. A ledge 2a, after it has been bent into shape, extends to beyond the cladding so that rainwater contacting the first face of the plate portion can run down the first face and be guided by the ledge to a drain away position in front of the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Robert Muir
  • Publication number: 20120317896
    Abstract: An environmental barrier composition and method of use for forming a structural barrier system to seal structural openings such as doors and windows is provided. The composition includes a liquid rosin that is silyl-terminated polyether, a filler material, and a curing catalyst. The method includes applying the composition to a prepared through-hole in combination with flashing material at least along a bottom surface of the through-hole and installation of a window or door into the prepared through-hole to form a barrier system in which a continuous film can be easily inspected, is waterproof, meet air barrier requirements of ASTM E2178, has elastomeric properties, allows substrate expansion, contraction, and movement, does not shrink or lose volume as it cures, and cures rapidly with sufficient adhesion to transition flashing to incorporate into a designed drainage plane and allow integration of a continuous air barrier system where the barrier is at least semi-vapor-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BUILDING ENVELOPE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Tatley, Thomas J. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8209915
    Abstract: A wall construction air barrier system includes a foundation structure and a frame structure positioned on top of the foundation structure. The frame structure has an exterior surface and the frame structure includes a sill plate. At least one exterior sheathing is attached to the frame structure. The exterior sheathing has an interior surface. A continuous sealing gasket has a lateral portion positioned between the sill plate and the foundation structure and an extension portion positioned between the exterior surface of the frame structure and the interior surface of the exterior sheathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. O'Leary, Michelle L. Korwin-Edson, Michael T. Pellegrin
  • Patent number: 8176688
    Abstract: A flashing attachment apparatus and method includes an angle plate with a horizontal leg and a vertical leg wherein the horizontal leg includes a top and a back and wherein the vertical leg includes a front and a back. A bent plate is connected with the back of the vertical leg and a self adhering membrane is connected between the bent plate and the vertical leg to the back of the vertical leg wherein the self adhering membrane includes a removable cover shielding adhesive on the self adhering membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Walter J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120031011
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket assembly used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a mounting flange fastened to the sheathing and a water diversion fitting also fastened to the sheathing and flashed in-part beneath the lower end of the mounting flange. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the mounting flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket assembly has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to substantially cover the water diversion fitting and the cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the mounting flange. Preferably, the water diversion fitting has an elongated drip edge spaced outwardly from the siding to shed water collected from generally cascaded from the mounting flange and outward from the siding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20120031012
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly includes a base member for attachment to substructure of an exterior wall at least in part beneath siding. A trim member is configured to be coupled to the base member to conceal ends of the siding. A first series of baffles extends transversely from the base member. A first drip ledge is spaced from the first series of baffles to define a cavity between the first drip ledge and the first series of baffles. The first drip ledge extends transversely from the base member for disposition below the first series of baffles when the base member is mounted to the substructure to divert the water from the cavity to an exterior of the siding. The drip ledge has an end dam at first and second ends of the drip ledge for diverting water from the cavity onto the first drip ledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20120017518
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a base flange fastened to the sheathing. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the base flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to cover cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the base flange. Integrated at least into the trim member is a water diversion device that diverts water away from the base flange and sheathing. Preferably, the water diversion device has an elongated trough supported by the trim member and projecting laterally inward from the trim flange and toward the base flange and above the wall and partition arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dave Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20110265394
    Abstract: A weep screed includes a mounting flange, a moisture collector carried by the mounting flange and a moisture dissipation element carried on the moisture collector. The weep screed is characterized by the moisture collector being recessed relative to the moisture dissipation element so as to provide a space adjacent the moisture dissipation element for receiving exterior wall construction materials overlying an exterior wall construction material backing portion of the moisture collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, David C. Hines, Donald W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8046955
    Abstract: A water deviation unit for external wall features comprises a frame shaped plate adaptable to be attached to a sheathing of a composite external wall and a box like subassembly projecting outwardly from and connecting to the frame shaped plate and provided centrally with a relatively large aperture. The box like subassembly includes: 1) a pair of spaced apart walls extending outwardly and perpendicularly in vertical planes from adjacent sides of said relatively large aperture and continuing above the latter; 2) upper and lower means for inclining used to deflect outwardly the water and connected laterally respectively at a top and a bottom of the pair of spaced apart walls; and 3) means for controlling an entrance and a withdrawal from an interior of the composite external, disposed between and joining the spaced apart walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: James Chun Nam Chan, Jacob Rebel
  • Publication number: 20110258942
    Abstract: A multidirectional mounting bracket assembly is utilized in conjunction with exterior siding that covers sheathing of an exterior wall. The assembly has trim member that press fits to a base member along an axis disposed perpendicular to the exterior wall. The base member has a mounting flange secured to the sheathing and circumferentially continuous inner and outer walls disposed co-axially to one another and laterally projecting axially. The trim member has a facial plate disposed substantially perpendicular to the axis and a mating wall that press fits between the inner and outer walls. The outer wall carries a plurality of channeling features for cascading water on top of the mating wall. The mating wall generally carries a dam flange and preferably end dams for diverting water through weep holes in the facial plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Bonshor
  • Patent number: 8015756
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a base flange fastened to the sheathing. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the base flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to cover cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the base flange. Integrated at least into the trim member is a water diversion device that diverts water away from the base flange and sheathing. Preferably, the water diversion device has an elongated trough supported by the trim member and projecting laterally inward from the trim flange and toward the base flange and above the wall and partition arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Dave Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20110203193
    Abstract: A laminated insulated timber is described possessing a laminate essentially composed of plurality of side planks, a top plank and a bottom plank that box in an insulation member. The planks are offset relative to one another to form a tongue and groove arrangement. In this manner, other like laminated insulated timbers join together along the tongue and groove arrangements to interlock and stack, thus forming a structural wall of laminated insulated timbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Rodney Robertson
    Inventors: Rodney Reynaud Robertson, Thomas Jay Warren
  • Patent number: 7997034
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket assembly used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a mounting flange fastened to the sheathing and a water diversion fitting also fastened to the sheathing and flashed in-part beneath the lower end of the mounting flange. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the mounting flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket assembly has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to substantially cover the water diversion fitting and the cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the mounting flange. Preferably, the water diversion fitting has an elongated drip edge spaced outwardly from the siding to shed water collected from generally cascaded from the mounting flange and outward from the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20110047888
    Abstract: A self-adjusting base member preferably of a mounting bracket assembly is utilized in conjunction with exterior siding that covers sheathing of an exterior wall. The base member of the assembly has a mounting flange secured to the sheathing and a wall arrangement that projects outward with respect to the sheathing and from the mounting flange. Preferably, the wall arrangement supports a raised central panel used for mounting of fixtures. Spaced radially outward from the wall arrangement is at least one flexible drip ledge of the base member. The drip ledge is generally self-adjusting with respect to the thickness of the adjacent siding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7882673
    Abstract: A masonry flashing is disclosed having a polymeric membrane and a pressure-activated adhesive in a peel-and-stick product. The flashing is used in cavity walls, typically a wall with an inner wythe of masonry block and an outer wythe of brick. The adhesive layer is a hot melt with various additives, which additives provide reinforcement to the flashing structure. The reinforcement can be fiber glass or filamentous fragments of polypropylene that are admixed into the adhesive. The flashing has a release sheet and, after removal thereof, the adhesive is pressed against the rough surface of the masonry block creating a durable bond with the inner wythe. Incorporated into the masonry flashing are various high-strength, polymeric webs including a spun-bonded polyolefin, an ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, and a polyvinylchloride with an ethylene interpolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100325970
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a base flange fastened to the sheathing. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the base flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to cover cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the base flange. Integrated at least into the trim member is a water diversion device that diverts water away from the base flange and sheathing. Preferably, the water diversion device has an elongated trough supported by the trim member and projecting laterally inward from the trim flange and toward the base flange and above the wall and partition arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dave Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7836640
    Abstract: A water seepage control device having a wall panel positioned vertically against the interior of a foundation wall, a base member extending horizontally from the bottom of the wall panel over a foundation footing, such base member having a plurality of elongated V-shaped formations formed therein extending downward with the points of such V-shaped formations resting on the top of the foundation footing to form a plurality of drain channels therebetween under the base member for directing water, coming down and through the interior foundation wall, through the drain channels and over the end of the foundation footing to a water-collecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Pratt
  • Patent number: 7832150
    Abstract: An L-shaped water seepage control device having a wall panel positioned vertically against the interior of a foundation wall and a base member extending horizontally from the bottom of the wall panel over a foundation footing, such wall panel and base member having a plurality of elongated U-shaped formations extending inwardly downward along the wall panel and horizontally along the base member with the bottoms of such U-shaped formations positioned against the foundation wall and resting on the top of the foundation footing and forming a plurality of drain channels therebetween for directing water passing down and through the interior foundation wall to pass through the drain channels and over the end of the foundation footing to a water-collecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: James M. Pratt
  • Patent number: 7823355
    Abstract: A nonmetallic masonry flashing is disclosed. The flashing includes a laminate that is applicable to cavity walls and particularly masonry block walls. The flashing has an adhesive layer which is a pressure activated, hot melt adhesive with various additives. The additives provide reinforcement to the entire structure and uses fiber glass or filamentous fragments of polypropylene. These additives are admixed into the hot melt adhesive. The nonmetallic masonry flashing employs peel-and-stick technology. After removal of a release sheet, the adhesive layer is pressed against the rough surface of the masonry block. The pressure activation creates a durable bond with the masonry block. Incorporated into the nonmetallic masonry flashing are various high-strength, polymeric laminates. The high-strength of the polymeric laminates is derived from advances in cross-lamination and laminates having a scrim as a core component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7810291
    Abstract: A drainage tile used on a footing of a foundation to promote drainage of water along the footing and away from a foundation wall. The drainage tile comes in lengths that are less than the length of the footing. The drainage tile can be secured together with other drainage tiles to span the length of the footing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin McPherson
  • Patent number: 7802403
    Abstract: Commercial meat and perishable product refrigeration buildings commonly suffer from infiltration of moisture which normally occurs at the roof/wall junction where the roof meets the walls. Warm moist outside air is drawn into the cooler because of the lower pressure therein and once inside, forms ice which lowers the cooler temperature and causes freezer burn. By removing the building roof, and installing a moisture proof 40-50 mil thick sheet polymer membrane onto the cooler wall panels, over the top sill plate and the top header ledger board then welding it at the roof perimeter to the roofing membrane, an impermeable seal can be formed. To ensure the unitary integrity of the system, a flexible polymer mastic is trawled onto the wall panels before the membrane is affixed and a double sealing strip is screwed into the membrane though the mastic and into the wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventors: Eric John Finnerty, Darryl Jackson McCrory
  • Publication number: 20100229471
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket assembly used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a mounting flange fastened to the sheathing and a water diversion fitting also fastened to the sheathing and flashed in-part beneath the lower end of the mounting flange. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the mounting flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket assembly has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to substantially cover the water diversion fitting and the cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the mounting flange. Preferably, the water diversion fitting has an elongated drip edge spaced outwardly from the siding to shed water collected from generally cascaded from the mounting flange and outward from the siding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: TAPCO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7752814
    Abstract: A water deflecting apparatus comprises a mounting plate with a back surface and a front surface. The back surface of the mounting plate abuts the wall when the water deflecting apparatus is mounted to the wall. A deflector extends outwardly from the front surface of the mounting plate near each end of the mounting plate. The mounting plate of the wall mounting bracket is received between the deflectors when the water deflecting apparatus and the wall mounting bracket are mounted to the wall. The deflectors deflect the downward flow of water. A skirt extends between the deflectors and outwardly from the front surface of the mounting plate of the water deflecting apparatus. The skirt is located below the mounting plate of the wall mounting bracket and is received between the deflectors when the water deflecting apparatus and the wall mounting bracket are mounted to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7748174
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket is secured to a substructure and projects over siding that covers the substructure. The bracket comprises a base member attached to the substructure and has at least one elongated wall projecting laterally outward from the substructure. A trim member has an outer flange with the siding disposed between the substructure and the outer flange. First and second side partitions project laterally inward with respect to the substructure and from the outer flange for snap fitting to the at least one elongated wall. A water diversion device has a trough located above the first and second side partitions supported by the outer flange and projecting laterally toward the substructure for receiving and diverting water run-off away from the substructure. At least one drainage tube of the water diversion device projects unitarily downward from the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Dave Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7730681
    Abstract: A flashing panel mount for a plurality of air-conditioning lines of an air-conditioning unit located about an exterior of a building is provided. The plurality of air-conditioning lines defines an outer periphery. The panel mount may comprise a hood member and a cover. The hood member may be attachable to the building and may have a hood member aperture sized and configured to accommodate at least two of the plurality of air-conditioning lines so as to extend the air-conditioning lines from within the building to the air-conditioning unit located about the building exterior. The cover may be attached to the hood member aperture and may be sized and configured to accommodate the air-conditioning lines therethrough. The cover may be conformable to the outer periphery of the air-conditioning lines once the air conditioning lines are fed through the hood member aperture to prevent entrance of undesirable material from a building outside to a building inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: William J. Gilleran
  • Patent number: 7676993
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket assembly used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a mounting flange fastened to the sheathing and a water diversion fitting also fastened to the sheathing and flashed in-part beneath the lower end of the mounting flange. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the mounting flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket assembly has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to substantially cover the water diversion fitting and the cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the mounting flange. Preferably, the water diversion fitting has an elongated drip edge spaced outwardly from the siding to shed water collected from generally cascaded from the mounting flange and outward from the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7654046
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a frame with brick mold, a threshold, and a door panel. A plastic member is mounted to the frame and the plastic member defines a flashing strip, a nailing fin, and a tear-away construction cover that protects a portion of the frame, such as the brick mold, from damage during construction. After construction, the construction cover is torn away to reveal the protected clean and undamaged brick mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 7647730
    Abstract: A roof edging system for providing a functional and aesthetically pleasing appearance of a periphery of a building roof is provided. The system includes a rail positioned about an upper perimeter of a building. The rail is also constructed to sealingly engage a roofing membrane placed about the roof that is free of perforations. A cover or fascia engages the rail and is secured to the rail without fasteners. Such a construction provides a roof edging system, which can be quickly secured to a building and provides an exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Metal-Era, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Inzeo, Scott A. Kittilstad
  • Patent number: 7631471
    Abstract: Disclosed is a moisture collection bridge and method for use in a curtain wall system. In one aspect, the moisture collection bridge is placed at an intersection of a vertical mullion and one or more horizontal members. The moisture collection bridge is formed to collect fluid in a recess and divert the fluid out of the curtain wall system through an outlet. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Oldcastle Glass Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Grunewald, James P. Clark
  • Patent number: 7621079
    Abstract: A water drainage component comprises a foundation engaging member, a structural wall engaging member, a gutter, and at least one water drainage channel. The foundation engaging member is configured to abut a substantially planar portion of a foundation of a building structure. The structural wall engaging member is substantially perpendicular to the foundation engaging member, and at least a portion of the structural wall engaging member is configured to abut a structural wall of a building structure. The gutter defines a water collection area configured to collect water flowing along at least a portion of the structural wall engaging member in the direction of the foundation engaging member, and the water drainage channel defines a conduit in fluid communication with the water collection area extending along a portion of the foundation engaging member, and the water drainage channel is configured to drain water collected in the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Kenjiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7516578
    Abstract: An exterior siding mounting bracket used in conjunction with siding placed over sheathing of an exterior wall has a base member having a base flange fastened to the sheathing. A wall arrangement projects laterally outward from the base flange and away from the sheathing. A trim member of the bracket has a partition arrangement that preferably snap fits to the wall arrangement and a trim flange constructed and arranged to cover cut edges of the siding that cover in-part the base flange. Integrated at least into the trim member is a water diversion device that diverts water away from the base flange and sheathing. Preferably, the water diversion device has an elongated trough supported by the trim member and projecting laterally inward from the trim flange and toward the base flange and above the wall and partition arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Dave Bonshor
  • Patent number: 7500332
    Abstract: A rain gutter diverter includes a body and a diverter wall. The body includes a roof and side walls to capture water running down a valley between roof sections. The diverted wall forms a vertical splitter and directs the captured flow into the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Edward E. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20080178557
    Abstract: An improved flashing for sealing an opening of an architectural structure, comprising a generally vertically disposed substantially planar forward portion having an upper end and a lower end. A base portion rearwardly projects generally from the upper end of the forward portion and has an upper surface that includes a generally inclined portion and also includes a plurality of outwardly projecting spaced apart ribs. Kits and methods employing the flashing are described as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Jeff M. Hansbro, Joseph A. Langmaid
  • Patent number: 7389616
    Abstract: A flashing panel mount for a plurality of air-conditioning lines of an air-conditioning unit located about an exterior of a building is provided. The plurality of air-conditioning lines defines an outer periphery. The panel mount may comprise a hood member and a cover. The hood member may be attachable to the building and may have a hood member aperture sized and configured to accommodate at least two of the plurality of air-conditioning lines so as to extend the air-conditioning lines from within the building to the air-conditioning unit located about the building exterior. The cover may be attached to the hood member aperture and may be sized and configured to accommodate the air-conditioning lines therethrough. The cover may be conformable to the outer periphery of the air-conditioning lines once the air conditioning lines are fed through the hood member aperture to prevent entrance of undesirable material from a building outside to a building inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: William J. Gilleran
  • Patent number: 6964136
    Abstract: A flashing and weep apparatus allows for simple installation and accurate placement windows and doors in cavity wall construction. In a first embodiment, the flashing and weep apparatus is a two-panel extrusion that has a flashing panel that acts as a non-porous support for the masonry veneer. This embodiment also includes a second panel which is joined at a generally right angle to the first panel to be juxtaposed against the outer face of the inner wall in the cavity wall construction. Weep channels are formed between the two panels and allow for the drainage and dissipation of water and other moisture in the cavity wall system. In a second embodiment, membrane is initially attached to and draped along the lower portion of the inner wall immediately above the sill or lintel. The membrane extends across the cavity spacing between the walls to underlie the masonry components forming the outer veneer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: PACC Systems I.P., LLC
    Inventors: P. Michael Collins, Steven E. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 6945000
    Abstract: A metal-foil-containing flashing laminate is disclosed which laminate is for flashing cavity walls. The laminate has at least one layer of an elastomeric composite over which is placed a hot melt adhesive layer, a metal foil lamina, and another hot melt adhesive layer. In this embodiment the metal foil is encapsulated by the adhesive layers. In application this laminate used with a release paper forms a peel-and-stick product and is suitable for surface mounting. Also to the basic laminate an additional elastomeric composite layer is placed above the metal foil lamina sandwiching the foil and forming a through-wall mountable product. A termination bar for use with surface mounted flashing with a polymeric foam coating is also disclosed. The peel-and-stick flashing may be lap-mounted at the seams between adjacent strips without caulks or sealants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Hohmann & Barnard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Ronald P Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6945005
    Abstract: A roof transition assembly for a roof deck having a corrugated sheet and a rigid sheet wherein a base component is positioned at the perimeter of the roof deck and has two legs. The first leg secures the base component to the corrugated sheet, and the second leg extends from the first leg, generally parallel to a free edge of the roof deck. The second leg includes an anchoring surface. An upper component positioned at the perimeter of the roof deck has a connector portion and an anchor portion. The anchor portion is secured to the roof deck, and the connector portion extends from the anchor portion and overlays and is secured to the anchoring surface of the base component, thus anchoring the base component and upper component to the roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: C. Lynn Nunley