Extending Into Wall Patents (Class 52/62)
  • Patent number: 9677324
    Abstract: Seal a fenestration opening that contains a gap having a width of greater than 1.6 millimeters by providing a dispersion having the following components dispersed in an aqueous phase: (i) a film-forming polymer binder having a glass transition temperature in a range of ?100 degrees Celsius to ?20 degrees Celsius; (ii) a shear thinning rheology modifier at a concentration sufficient to cause the dispersion to have a Brookfield viscosity greater than 300,000 centiPoise as measured using spindle #3 at 0.3 revolutions per minute; and (iii) optionally, a filler; and then spraying the dispersion directly onto the building elements within the fenestration opening so as to form a continuous coating over the building elements and gap within the fenestration opening; wherein there is an absence of reinforcement or sealing material filling or spanning the gap prior to spraying the dispersion over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Michael D. Bowe, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 9217581
    Abstract: An air conditioner support includes a curb frame having side walls forming corners and a support bracket at each corner secured to end portions of the side walls. End portions of adjacent side walls are sandwiched between an inner bracket segment and an outer bracket segment and secured in place by threaded fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Ray Merideth
  • Patent number: 8979052
    Abstract: The external material clamp comprises the fixed plate fixed to the foundation of the wall of the building, the horizontal plate extending forwardly from the center of the fixed plate, the upper support plate projected upwardly from the front end of the horizontal plate to support the upper side external wall with engagement, the lower support plate supporting the upper end of the external material 50 in the lower side with engagement, and the receiving plate at least a part of which is located above the horizontal plate to contact with the external material in the upper side with receiving a part of the load thereof. With this configuration, the load of the upper side external material is shared by the lower side external material and the receiving plate of the external material clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kmew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Uota, Kouichi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 8959842
    Abstract: A prefabricated flashing product for an opening in an exterior surface of a structure includes a generally planar flange shaped to conform to the exterior surface, the flange extending outwardly from an entire perimeter of an aperture therein that corresponds to the opening, and a return that seals to the flange about the aperture and extends substantially perpendicularly therefrom toward an inward direction of the opening. The flange and the return are monolithically formed of a waterproof material. A method of integrating a fenestration product into an opening of an exterior surface of a structure includes inserting the flashing product described above into the opening, and inserting the fenestration product at least partially into the aperture of the flashing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Norwood Architecture, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Norwood, Adam Osterhoff
  • Patent number: 8893440
    Abstract: A combination through-wall masonry flashing and drainage device has a flashing membrane made of stainless steel sheet and a reinforcing cloth affixed to a first side of the flashing membrane. The flashing membrane has a thickness between 0.001 and 0.007 inch. When installed between an inner wall and an outer wall, water between the inner wall and outer wall is diverted to the outside of the outer wall by the through-wall masonry flashing and drainage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: York Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Wetmore
  • 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: 20140318035
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Costa
  • Patent number: 8869462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to flashing systems used to control and redirect water and, more specifically, to flashing systems used to control and redirect water from the junction of a deck with a wall or post. The present invention utilizes a set of flashing members and an upward facing pocket to create a system that drains water away from the decking assembly, including the support structure and decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: RussCo57, LLP
    Inventor: Dana Gavin Baron
  • Publication number: 20140259974
    Abstract: An air conditioning flashing hood adapted to be connected to the wall structure and extend through the exterior wall of the structure to provide a passage through which a refrigerant line and an electrical control line may extend to communicate with an external compressor. The air conditioning flashing hood includes an internal sealing element which compresses against the outer surface of the refrigerant line and the electrical control line to form a substantially weather-tight seal therebetween to mitigate fluid migration along the lines into the structure, as well as to provide a barrier for any bugs, debris or animals to keep such undesirable objects from entering the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: WILLIAM J. GILLERAN
  • Patent number: 8833035
    Abstract: A method of replacing an existing fenestration unit secured in a rough opening in a wall having a finished exterior includes releasing an existing fenestration unit from the wall by cutting around the existing fenestration unit, including cutting into the finished exterior of the wall and through a perimeter portion of the existing fenestration unit to release the fenestration unit from the wall. The method also includes removing the existing fenestration unit from the rough opening in the wall, installing a water management system along a sill of the rough opening, and inserting a new fenestration unit into the rough opening. The new fenestration unit is secured in the rough opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Jaron E. Vos, Paul D. Schroder, Andrew P. Schirz, Mark D. McClellan, Richard M. Raab, Ted A. Grier
  • Patent number: 8789316
    Abstract: A waterproofing flashing and resulting juncture, comprising in a first embodiment a generally horizontally positioned planar member which is positioned in sandwiched engagement between the upper peripheral edge of a shower pan or shower bench sidewall (or equivalent wallboard) and a lower peripheral edge of adjacent wallboard (or equivalent shower bench, shelf or ledge), and a vertically extending member attached to a distal edge of the horizontal member extending vertically upwardly behind the wallboard (or equivalent shower bench, shelf or ledge). An alternative form of the invention comprises a T-shaped flashing member comprised of a mid-section to which are connected first and second attachment members or wings, the wings adapted to connect the flashing to the room-facing side of the wallboard and/or shower module sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph R. Cook
  • Patent number: 8776447
    Abstract: A combination through-wall masonry flashing and drainage device has a flashing membrane of stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, woven polypropylene, spunbond polypropylene, spunbond polyolefin, bituminous flashing membrane, polymer-modified bituminous flashing membrane, bituminous flashing membrane modified with styrene butadiene styrene, ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, or ketone ethylene ester resin. A wicking cloth is adhered to the flashing membrane, whereby when installed between an inner wall and outer wall with the wicking cloth facing up, water between the inner wall and outer wall is drawn through a mortar joint at the base of the outer wall to the outside of the outer wall by the wicking action of the wicking cloth without the need for vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: York Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Koch, Joseph G. Lincourt, Kevin D. Broad, Craig Wetmore
  • Patent number: 8776461
    Abstract: A plastic window frame trim is for installation of a window in a corrugated metal building wall having a cut opening with a top edge, bottom edge, and side edges, each of the edges being backed by framing members. The window frame trim includes: a frame header J-channel with a flange; a frame footer J-channel with a flange; a pair of nailing fins; and fasteners. The trim header J-channel, footer J-channel, and nailing fins are attached to the window frame. The window frame is lifted so frame header J-channel flange slides between the top edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the top of the cut opening. The window is lowered so footer J-channel flange slides between the bottom edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the bottom of the cut opening so that window frame rest on the window sill. Fasteners attach the window frame to the framing members through the metal building wall. Trim caps snap over the nailing fins to finish the trimmed window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Patent number: 8776460
    Abstract: A plastic window frame trim is for installation of a window in a corrugated metal building wall having a cut opening with a top edge, bottom edge, and side edges, each of the edges being backed by framing members, the window having an accessory groove. The window frame trim includes: a frame header J-channel with a flange; a frame footer J-channel with a flange; a pair of nailing fins; and fasteners. The trim header J-channel, footer J-channel, and nailing fins are attached to the window at the accessory groove on the window frame. The window frame is lifted so frame header J-channel flange slides between the top edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the top of the cut opening. The window is lowered so footer J-channel flange slides between the bottom edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the bottom of the cut opening so that window frame rest on the window sill. Fasteners attach the window frame to the framing members through the metal building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Aaron F. Crabb, Timothy J. Rogge
  • 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: 8661741
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8650810
    Abstract: A water diverter for installation between siding panels of exterior siding includes a diverter body elongated in a longitudinal direction between first and second ends. The diverter body defining a channel extending in the longitudinal direction and has first and second edges extending in the longitudinal direction and defining an opening into the channel therebetween. The first and second edges can each be angled inwardly toward each to form first and second hooks, such that either one of the first and second hooks can be snap-fit into a horizontal junction between the siding panels and water flowing down the siding panel above the water diverter enters the channel through the opening and exits through at least one of the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael T. Dalton
  • Patent number: 8635812
    Abstract: The present invention provides a throating that enables temporary affixing and facilitates construction work. The throating of the present invention includes a rear plate part that is fixed to a building frame, a throating plate part bent obliquely downward and frontward at a lower end of the rear plate part, and a front plate part bent downward from a front end of the throating plate part. The throating has an adhesive layer on each of a front face and a rear face of the rear plate part, and has a release paper on the surface of the adhesive layers. A top end portion of the rear plate part is covered by an adhesive layer and/or release paper. Preferably, the release paper has a cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Yoshinori Hibino
  • Patent number: 8613181
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for installing a penetration in a sheathing assembly and building structures. An opening can be formed at least partially through a sheathing assembly that includes a body; a barrier layer; and an adhesive disposed between at least a portion of the body and the barrier layer. At least a portion of the barrier layer adjacent the opening can be peeled back to expose at least a portion of the body. A penetration can be disposed at least partially within the opening. The penetration can include a contact member that at least partially contacts the exposed body, the barrier layer, or both. The penetration can be secured to at least a portion of the sheathing assembly, and the peeled back portion of the barrier layer can be repositioned such that the barrier layer covers at least a portion of the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Jay, Steven C. Easley
  • Patent number: 8578660
    Abstract: A universal skirt board has a base, a top flange section, an overhang section, and a sealing flange attached to the top flange section. The base has at least one ridge extending away from the base in a first direction, and a projection extending in the first direction. The top flange section is attached to the base. The overhang section is also attached to the base and defines a drip edge. The sealing flange is attached to the top flange section. The at least one ridge is formed to rest on a top of a base board. The projection is formed to fit into a slot defined in the top of the base board to provide an interference connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8495842
    Abstract: A door jamb which is flush with the wallboard. Also a door jamb which provides a pocket into which wallboard fits. The preferred embodiment of this invention comprises a central web having a first surface a second surface, a first side and a second side, with a first right triangular section at the first side and a second right triangular section at the second side. The adjacent leg of the first right triangular section is in line with the second surface and the opposite leg of the first right triangular section projects away from the first surface. Further the adjacent leg of the second right triangular section is in line with the first surface and the opposite leg of the second right triangular section projects away from the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Farhad Vafaee
  • 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: 8413386
    Abstract: A structure and method for making a structure for use in building construction is provided. The structure is defined by a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, and side surfaces. A flashing liner is integrally formed with the body, and the flashing liner is defined at one or more of the side surfaces of the body. The body is capable of being attached to a building structure, and the flashing liner provides a weather interface with the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Daryl Fazekas
  • Patent number: 8307590
    Abstract: A roof access system mounted on a roof having a roof support member, said device being adapted for use with an internal component and an external component. The device includes an enclosure and an access panel providing resealable access to a central aperture located through said enclosure, a channel extending from said aperture to the underlying roof support member and being adapted for receiving tubing extending from said internal component to said connection point. A second tubing section extends from the external component to said connection point, said internal component being in communication with said external component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: REACH Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8302364
    Abstract: A weatherproofing backer for installing windows and doors is described as having a foam layer and an adhesive layer. The adhesive is pressure-activated and is self-sealing about attaching hardware. The foam is self-setting and, in use, molds to the flange of the window unit. When installed, the foam layer is compressed between the inner window frame and rough opening and between the window flange and the wall surface adjacent the rough opening. The weatherproofing backer is designed to extend beyond the flange of the window unit and thereby receive the weatherproofing membrane thereover. The weatherproofing backer, then acts as a sealed bridge between the membrane and the window unit precluding entry of air and water. Both the foam and the adhesive have fire retardants in the formulation thereof. A tape form with a self-skinned foam layer and a sheet form, with polymeric covering web are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • 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: 8201361
    Abstract: A combination through-wall masonry flashing/drainage device having a flashing membrane with at least one reinforcing cloth adhered to at least one side of the flashing membrane. A wicking cloth made of a synthetic wicking material is then adhered to the device. The wicking cloth material is selected for wicking ability, life expectancy, mildew resistance, and strength characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: York Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Koch, Joseph G. Lincourt, Kevin D. Broad
  • Publication number: 20120144761
    Abstract: A window sill pan flashing or a door sill pan flashing with drain. The sill pan flashing has an inclined base, and window or door continuous or near continuous sill supports which can be extruded as part of the base unit. Sill pan flashing offsets provided in the rear sill pan flashing wall and in the front flange create a flow path for water to drain from the sill pan flashing to the exterior of the building. The base may be solid or hollow with window or door supports extending vertically through the base. Extension couplers are provided to join a plurality of sill pan flashing base sections. The sill pan flashing base sections and extension couplers may be manufactured by extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Mishko Teodorovich
  • Patent number: 8186127
    Abstract: A method of draining water entering a building having a foundation wall with no footing by removing a portion of the slab floor adjacent to the foundation wall and digging a trench and a divot trench, placing a cove base against felt and against the foundation wall with the cove base extending from above the slab floor and down into the trench divot. The trench divot is lined with felt, and a drain conduit is placed into the trench having apertures aligned with apertures formed in the cove base to direct water coming from the foundation wall behind the cove base, through the aligned apertures to be directed into the conduit to a remote location, such conduit being covered by fill and a vapor barrier and with concrete poured thereover and leveled to the height of the slab floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: James M. Pratt
  • 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: 20120042582
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: RONALD P. HOHMANN, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110277393
    Abstract: A water-shedding flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing includes a modified textured surface with a super-hydrophobic layer that achieves water contact angles between 120 degrees and 165 degrees. Water and water vapor do not adhere to the flashing, causing the water to bead and fall from the flashing. Such combination results in a flashing that works in conjunction with the exterior channels in the outer wythe to produce an efficient water removal and ventilation system within the cavity wall structure. A labor-saving peel-and-stick adhesive with release sheet for installation on the inner wythe utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Patent number: 8046956
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110258944
    Abstract: A new concept wall system is provided, wherein the Exterior Insulation and Finish System cladding is created using components with no water absorption, a very low vapor permeability and sealing properties, accommodated with an installation technology which extend the materials properties to the assembly, together with bonding and sealing the intersections and terminations, creating a Non-Permissive to water and vapor diffusion, Exterior Insulation and Finish System (NP-EIFS). The present invention relates to an EIFS cladding having two air and vapor barriers, one applied to the substrate, a continuous liquid membrane with sheathing joints sealed to be moisture barrier for inside vapors, and an exterior weather and vapor barrier which is created using closed cell extruded polystyrene insulation boards, special assembled with joints sealed, to create a non-permissive insulation envelope of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: MARIUS RADOANE
  • Publication number: 20110120025
    Abstract: A screed corner comprises a screed base including substantially perpendicular nailing flanges and a bead leg extending away from each nailing flange. The bead has a horizontally disposed V-shaped cross section. A separate screed corner component is provided to be secured to arms of the bead and to close a gap in the screed base which is located in a volume comprising an intersection of a projection of each bead leg. The screed corner may be provided in a contour in sheet metal which can be readily bent to form a screed base. The screed corner component may comprise formed sheet metal. The corner component may comprise a sharp corner or may comprise a radius at its periphery. In one further form, the bead may comprise a substantially planar surface extending away from the nailing flange. In another, further form, the screed corner may be molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: James F. Matthews
  • Patent number: 7900404
    Abstract: A combination through-wall masonry flashing/drainage device having a flashing membrane with at least one reinforcing cloth adhered to at least one side of the flashing membrane. A wicking cloth made of a synthetic wicking material is then adhered to the device. The wicking cloth material is selected for wicking ability, life expectancy, mildew resistance, and strength characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: York Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Koch, Joseph G. Lincourt, Kevin D. Broad
  • 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: 7874121
    Abstract: A weatherproofing system for installing windows and doors is described and has a front seal and a real seal. The seals include clear, pressure-activated adhesives and seal against attaching hardware. The rear seal has a is self-setting foam web and molds to the flange of the window unit. When installed, the foam is compressed between the inner window frame and rough opening and between the window flange and the wall surface adjacent the rough opening. The system extends beyond the flange of the window unit and receives the weatherproofing membrane thereover. The weatherproofing system acts as a sealed bridge between the membrane and the window unit precluding entry of air and water. Both the foam and the adhesive have fire retardants in the formulation thereof. The rear seal is provided in a tape form with a self-skinned foam layer and a sheet form with polymeric covering web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7836658
    Abstract: A flashing assembly for reinforcing an interface defined between a roof and a portion of a building wall, either a flat roof or a flat roof with parapet wall. The flashing assembly has a first member configured for securing along the interface between the roof and the building wall and a second member for covering an upper part of the first member. The first member has an inner vertical part adapted for extending along the building wall, a locking flange extending at a right angle to the inner vertical part, and an outer vertical part extending in a substantially parallel orientation to the inner vertical part. In one aspect, the first member has an inclined bottom flange for diverting water away from the building while the top locking flange is secured to the roof. In another aspect, the flashing assembly has a top locking flange that is sealed in a groove formed in a parapet wall above the roof and a securing bottom flange, which is attached to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: John J. Perrot, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7836642
    Abstract: An assembly attached to the roof perimeter to mitigate wind-generated vortices and uplift loads on the roof perimeter area of a building, applicable for both new constructions and retrofits of existing buildings. The assembly comprises an overhung screen portion preferably having face perforation and outer edge serration for equalizing pressure and disorganizing shear layer vorticity, and thus disrupting vortex formation. A roof edge windscreen is generally mounted onto an existing fascia or bargeboard. As an option appropriate for new constructions, it can also be mounted directly onto a framing member in place of fascia or bargeboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Renscience IP Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jason JianXiong Lin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7685779
    Abstract: A molded wall flashing kick out is designed to be the lower terminus end of a flashing system that is used wherein a roof section terminates against a sidewall of a building. The molded wall flashing kick out has a sheet-like body member that is bent along a longitudinal seam. A kick out plate is integrally formed on the end cap and extends outwardly from a generally vertical section of the body member toward and attaches to a generally horizontal section of the body member. A channel, which may have two sections, is formed on the body member in order to receive a vinyl siding J-channel. The outer edge of the horizontal section of the body member is curled while at least one opening is located on the vertical section of the body member in order to receive a fastener therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7669382
    Abstract: A closure assembly and a method of installing the closure assembly are provided. A insertion opening is formed in water resistant barrier covering a rough opening that generally corresponds to a perimeter of the rough opening. A drainage system including a channel assembly is installed on a sill surface of the rough opening. The closure assembly is inserted into the rough opening and temporarily secured to the structure. At least one shim carried on the closure assembly is adjusted to level the closure assembly in the rough opening. A sealing member attached to the closure assembly is engaged with the water resistant barrier. A foam material is delivered into at least a portion of a space between perimeter edge surfaces of the closure assembly and inner surfaces of the rough opening to permanently secure the closure assembly within the rough opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Cordell R. Burton, Timothy D. Dorenkamp, Michael J. Kugel, Evan R. Vande Haar, Bruce A. Baier, Mark Mullen, Jason L. Jungling
  • Publication number: 20100011675
    Abstract: A masonry wall includes a masonry foundation, a flashing unit disposed on the masonry foundation, a masonry weep structure, a mortar bed and at least one layer of masonry units disposed upon the mortar bed. A gap defined between the back surface of the masonry unit and the back edge is sufficient to allow water that has seeped through a plurality of masonry units to downwardly toward the platform. A mesh masonry weep structure is disposed on the platform of the flashing unit to allow drainage of water that has seeped behind the wall. A modular flashing unit and template system facilitates building a masonry foundation and quick application of flashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Claude S. Creech
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7437855
    Abstract: The invention discloses an improved seal for providing protection against water, water vapor, and other vapors from entering into and permeating through a concrete slab. The seal includes three primary functional edges extending from a common junction, a first edge positioned substantially horizontally to be moisture proof fastened to a geo-membrane liner over which a slab is to be poured, a second edge extending downwardly to the first edge to be embedded into a foundation, and a third edge extending upwardly from the first edge to be embedded into the slab. The invention applies to both monolithic and non-monolithic pours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventors: David D. Locke, Kurt S. Chirbas
  • Publication number: 20080141597
    Abstract: A self-adhesive flashing for integrating a flanged fenestration unit installed in a rough opening in a wall with a water resistive barrier where the flashing includes an elongated substrate having a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer adhered to at least one side of the substrate along a lateral edge of the substrate and methods for applying the flashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Barbara Klimowicz O'Rourke, Barbara Jean Crowder-Moore, James Dean Katsaros, Ashok Harakhlal Shah
  • Publication number: 20080005975
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a flashing is adapted for installation to protect a ledger board from environmental conditions. The flashing comprises an insertion lip, a support section, a base section and an extension section. The support section coupled to the insertion lip. The base section is coupled to the support section and is substantially in parallel with the insertion lip. The extension section is coupled to the base section and includes a first part and a drip edge. The drip edge includes a kick extending away from the first part and a hem extending from an edge portion of the kick back toward a rear surface of the extension section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: James Thompson