Socket Type Patents (Class 52/704)
  • Patent number: 9238155
    Abstract: A ceiling anchor point and anchor point system for a concrete deck. The anchor point includes a receiver box attached to the form used to construct a concrete deck that becomes embedded the concrete deck. The receiver box is a partially enclosed structure with a lower slot opening that communicates with an interior cavity. The receiver box includes flange surfaces that attached to the inside surface of a form used to construct the concrete deck. Extending transversely through the interior cavity is a rod with its opposite ends that extend laterally from the sides of the receiver box and become covered with concrete. Attached to the portion of the rod located inside the interior cavity is an elongated connector plate. The connector plate is assembled on the rod and is configured to rotate around the rod and nests entirely inside the receive box or extend downward through the slot opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Mark A. Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20150101278
    Abstract: A thermal clip attachment apparatus and methods for using the thermal clip attachment with a masonry veneer anchor system are disclosed. The thermal clip attachment may be a composite piece that attaches to the part of a stud that protrudes from an inner structural supportive wall after the stud is advanced into the wall. The thermal clip attachment serves as a thermal break between the stud and an outer masonry veneer wall. Further, the thermal clip attachment also serves as an attachment point for a wire tie, which allows a positive lateral load connection to be established between the outer masonry veneer wall and the inner structural supportive wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Curtis, David Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20150059279
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment includes a longitudinally-extending support member mountable from a ceiling and a clamping bracket attachable to the support member for supporting a ceiling element. The clamping bracket includes a cavity that receives the support member at least partially therein. A resiliently deformable elastic member has a movable bearing surface positioned in the cavity of the clamping bracket. The elastic member is movable from an undeflected inactive position to a deflected active position in response to inserting the support member into the cavity of the clamping bracket. The elastic member applies a force on the support member to help retain the clamping bracket on the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Harper, Torquil Goodwin, Matthew Woollam
  • Patent number: 8950133
    Abstract: A bracket that supports a precast structural element of concrete has: a first support part that casts at least partly into a support element of concrete; a bracket part movably fastened to the first support part by bolts, the bracket part having first through holes which are penetrated by the bolts, and the first support part having threaded holes for the bolts, the bolts having an outer diameter that is smaller than the inner diameter of the through holes in the bracket part to fasten the bracket part in various positions with respect to the first support part; and a second support part to cast at least partly into a precast structural element of concrete and to support on the bracket part. The second support part has a support plate having a slot with a second support surface for support on a first support surface of the bracket part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Peikko Group Oy
    Inventor: Marinus Hansort
  • Publication number: 20150033645
    Abstract: A pipe brace for securing a pipe passing through a frame of a wall. The pipe brace includes a structural member including a first wall defining an aperture and a second wall extending from the first wall, the first wall and the second wall at least partially defining a channel that receives at least a portion of the frame. A gasket engages a perimeter of the aperture in a press-fit relationship. The pipe may be inserted into the aperture from either a first side or a second side of the aperture, and the gasket forms an air-tight seal with pipe to inhibit airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: John Sileno
  • Publication number: 20150033663
    Abstract: A compound anchor and method for joining concrete parts is disclosed. The compound anchor has a rod-shaped anchor body and a compensator component, which has at least one deformable element and is situated to be movable at least axially in relation to the anchor body. A first section of the anchor body is accommodated in a first concrete part and a second section having the compensator component is accommodated in a second concrete part. Openings are formed in the concrete parts so that a blind hole is formed in the first concrete part and a through-opening is formed in the second concrete part. The first section of the anchor body is secured in the blind hole and the second section having the compensator part is in the through-opening. The through-opening is then filled with a cement so that the second section is secured in the second concrete part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jakob Kunz, Peter Bee
  • Patent number: 8943777
    Abstract: An anchor for attaching a structure to a concrete structure, comprises an anchor rod having a lower threaded portion for being embedded in a concrete structure and an upper portion for extending outside the concrete structure; an anchor body including a first threaded central opening for threadedly receiving one end portion of the lower threaded portion; and a support including a floor. The support includes a second central threaded opening through the floor portion for threadedly receiving another end portion of the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas M. Espinosa
  • Patent number: 8938923
    Abstract: A prefabricated concrete pole base and adjustable method of connection and use to receive, support, and stabilize light poles and the like having different hole mounting patterns, securing the pole to the base and facilitating rapid installation of poles while eliminating the need for on-site concrete forms and lengthy concrete cure times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Nyce, Kelly Patterson, George Clinton Brookhart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8919070
    Abstract: A spacer for retaining a cladding element on a building element in a spaced apart relationship has a constant cross-section in its longitudinal direction. The spacer is an at least substantially hollow structure having at least one external wall enclosing an interior space. At least one fastener insertion path extends through the interior space. The fastener insertion path is capable of holding a fastener disposed therein prior to mounting the spacer and cladding element on the building element. The spacer preferably comprises planar surfaces on opposite sides thereof that are configured to abut the cladding element and the building element, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Technoform Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Moses, Sebastian Ossadnik, Thomas Orth, Viktor Maranditsch, Ferdinand Bebber, Thorsten Poehlmann, Björn Hubrich
  • Publication number: 20140338280
    Abstract: In a beam-connection member 9, the bottom surface side is a column-connection surface 14 and one side surface is a beam-mounting surface 16. In other words, the column-connection surface 14 and the beam-mounting surface 16 are formed to be substantially perpendicular. The column-connection surface 14 is the site of connection with a surface of the column. A depression 15 is formed on the column-connection surface 14. The depth of the depression 15 is preferably at least half of the main body thickness of the beam-connection member 9. Further, a notch 11 is formed across the width direction on the column-connection surface 14. The notch 11 is to avoid interference with the diaphragm. Near the notch 11, a rib 17 is provided in the depression 15 as necessary in the width direction. The rib 17 is for preventing deformation of the beam-connection member and for reinforcing the beam-connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Metals Techno, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Tanaka, Michio Itoh, Hideaki Takahashi, Takumi Niida
  • Patent number: 8875467
    Abstract: A device for use in the fastening of a panel or cladding to a wall is disclosed. The device includes a base plate, a panel connecting plate, and a connecting assembly that connects the panel connecting plate to the base plate and that is constructed and arranged so as to provide minimal thermal bridging between the base plate and the panel connecting plate through an insulation layer that covers the base plate and the wall while simultaneously providing structural integrity for attaching the panel or cladding to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Leonard L. Anastasi
  • Publication number: 20140305046
    Abstract: A mount assembly is provided for mounting a structure to a roof having a top surface. The mount includes a flashing including an aperture; a bracket including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having an opening and a countersink extending around the opening, the second portion extending at an angle away from the flashing, the second portion including a slot configured to be coupled to the structure; a fastener extending through the aperture and through the opening of the bracket; and a seal extending around the aperture and positioned between the flashing and the first portion of the bracket, the seal engaging the countersink of the bracket and being compressed against the flashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Vermont Slate & Copper Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Stearns, Alexander Grant Bornemann
  • Patent number: 8844239
    Abstract: An anchoring assembly for anchoring a liner of a cured lining material applied in liquid form to metal objects, comprising a fixing device welded or soldered to a metal object, the fixing device comprising a weld element and a fixing element provided with a through hole, and an anchoring element configured to be passed through the through hole of the fixing device, wherein the weld element comprises a weld or solder stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Wouter Garot
  • Patent number: 8844869
    Abstract: An assembly includes a structural wall and a composite wall extending in the extension of the structural wall and defining a second section positioned facing a first section of the wall. The assembly includes an elongated traction element received in a first passage made in the structural wall, the first passage opening out into the first section and into a cell made in the structural wall. The composite wall defines a second passage opening out into the second section and receiving the elongated element. The assembly includes a locking member added onto the elongated element. The composite wall delimits an access cavity connecting an outer surface of the composite wall to the second passage. The locking member is received into the access cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dassault Aviation
    Inventor: Stéphane Andre
  • Patent number: 8839588
    Abstract: A bracket system including a bracket for use with a deck or boardwalk system. The bracket has an upper portion and a lower portion at least partially spaced away from the upper portion. The bracket is configured to receive a portion of the deck or boardwalk system between said upper and lower portions. The bracket further includes a fastener extending between the upper and lower portions and configured to urge the upper and lower portions toward each other to thereby press against the portion of the deck or boardwalk system therebetween to secure the bracket to the portion of the deck or boardwalk system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Permatrak North America LLC
    Inventors: Jason Vincent Philbin, Timothy Jon Beach, Robert Louis Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20140260065
    Abstract: A high-strength partition top anchor and anchoring system is disclosed. The high-strength partition top anchor is a dynamic anchor that provides resistance to wall and deck separation during periods of high lateral forces. The partition top anchor is set within a slip tube embedded within the upper most portion of a partition or masonry wall and interconnected with a channel affixed to an overlying slab or deck structure. Foam filler is emplaced within the slip tube and a compressible mat is positioned between the wall and the overlying slab or deck structure to further temper the results of high lateral forces on the building structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann,, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140260066
    Abstract: A NASCA adapter is utilized in combination with an aluminum guide to buttress a mounted storefront frame upon a standard mount. The glass is mounted non-traditionally outside of its normal cavity and instead between the raised portions of the NASCA adapter and the aluminum guide atop its mounting system. Foam tape and silicone sealer are utilized between the raised portions of the adapter and guide to stabilize and lock a pane of glass atop its sitting block. A raised protrusion or installation guide underneath the NASCA adapter acts with the confines of the mounts cavity channel to prevent sideways motion of the glass. The NASCA adapter is locked into the support structure by a concrete screw passing through a hole in the aforementioned; the two members are locked together and to the mount via another screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Boris Riglos
  • Publication number: 20140260067
    Abstract: A ratcheting-type rod engaging nut and assembly for releasably engaging a tie-down rod, and including a generally cylindrical body element having an upper cylindrical portion of a first diameter, a lower cylindrical portion of a second diameter less than the first diameter, and a tapered bore coaxial with and interconnecting the upper bore and the lower bore; an assembly of rod gripping segments disposed within the internal bore and surrounding a passageway for receiving a tie-down rod, each segment of the assembly including an outwardly facing surface having a tapered portion for engaging the tapered bore, and an inwardly facing surface for engaging the rod. A cap is disposed at the top of the body element and includes springs for downwardly biasing the segments into engagement with the tapered bore and for causing the facing surfaces of the segments to engage an outer surface of the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John D. PRYOR
  • Patent number: 8833031
    Abstract: A device (100) for securing a support structure such as solar module-carrier (12) to a flat roof (16) which is provided with a non-bearing insulation layer (24) covered by a sealing strip (22). The device (100) has an upper connection element (150) for the support structure and a spacer member (120) which can be guided through an opening (26) in the insulation layer (24) in order to support the connection element (150) on a roof substructure (17). The spacer member (120) is anchored by a plurality of anchoring parts (28) on the roof substructure (17). The connection element (150) comprises an upper and a lower connection flange (152, 154) between which the sealing strip (22) is clamped. The spacer member (120) is designed as a profile or hollow-profile part which can be cut to length as required and is produced as an extrusion part from a thermal insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: SFS Intec Holding AG
    Inventor: Markus Steffen
  • Patent number: 8826605
    Abstract: A connector member and system is provided for selectively connecting to an anchor of a precast concrete structure. The connector member comprises arcuate members for rotating the anchor into a position of secure interconnection and serves as a force-transmitting device for contacting the anchor and associated features and structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Recker, James Zachery Petersen, Randy Lance Osborne
  • Patent number: 8826624
    Abstract: There is described an improved multi-piece anchor body for use with masonry over stud back-up walls, the anchor body made up of an inner anchor body for connection to a back-up wall, a separate outer anchor body for connection to a masonry wall, and a separate intermediate membrane flange attachable to and between the outer anchor body and the inner anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Plexus Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Van Dalen
  • Patent number: 8813446
    Abstract: An insert for embedment in a concrete component during casting, having a tubular cavity for receiving a threaded anchorage member, the tubular cavity having an opening arranged to face outward of the concrete component when cast for insertion of the threaded anchorage member, wherein the insert is externally tapered such that, when the insert is embedded in the concrete component and the anchorage member is threadedly engaged within the tubular cavity, axial loading applied to the anchorage member in a sense to withdraw the anchorage member from the insert causes reactional force from the surrounding concrete to be applied to the insert in a direction radially inwardly of the insert, and wherein the insert is formed of deformable plastic material such that said reactional force in turn causes the insert to exert force radially inwardly upon the anchorage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Casne Verige Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Radovan Sladojevic
  • Publication number: 20140215944
    Abstract: The wood deck is made of deck boards and deck board connectors. Each deck board has a lip extending along each side thereof. A pair of wings, a riser and the sole plate of a board connector define a pair of oppositely facing board receiving slots for receiving the lips of a pair of adjacent deck boards. Each deck board is preferably made of torrefied wood. The deck board connectors have bosses on their riser for maintaining a desired spacing between deck boards. Each deck board connector has drainage channels in its sole plate, on each side of the riser for draining any moisture that may seep between deck boards. Each deck board connector also has aeration gaps under its sole plate for drying any moisture that may seep beneath the boards. The wood deck is thereby less susceptible of retaining moisture under or between the deck boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: C.B.H Wood Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Balthasar Husler
  • Publication number: 20140208679
    Abstract: The invention relates to building materials, in particular to attachment of siding boards, such as composite boards, or fiber cement boards on building siding. A clip to securely attach the boards is disclosed. The clip may be used with our without a shaped foam insulation board. A method to use the clip is also disclosed. Various embodiments of the clip are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Fiber Cement Foam Systems Insulation, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20140196399
    Abstract: An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. The main body can also have a furring attachment element configured to attach a furring to the main body. When the main body is attached to the wall stud and the furring, and the wall covering is attached to the furring via a wall covering attachment element, the flange is configured to absorb, via deformation, at least a portion of the movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: John David Egri, II
  • Patent number: 8776479
    Abstract: An anchoring device including an anchoring element suitable for being anchored an object of construction material with the aid of mechanical vibrations. The anchoring element includes a thermoplastic material and a tool. The thermoplastic material forms at least a part of a radially outer surface of the anchoring element, and the tool has a proximal portion and a broadening portion distally of the proximal portion. The broadening portion has an outer second cross-section, the second cross section being larger than the first cross section but being adapted to the first cross section so that the tool can be moved with respect to the anchoring element while the broadening portion is in the axially-extending opening and locally expands the anchoring element while thermoplastic material of the anchoring element that surrounds the broadening portion is in a solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Jorg Mayer
  • Publication number: 20140190109
    Abstract: A mounting clip and a system for mounting a vertical panel from a support member suspended from a ceiling. The mounting clip has a panel mounting section, a support member receiving portion, and a movable mounting section. The support member receiving portion extends from the panel mounting section. The movable mounting section can be rotated relative to the support member receiving portion to secure the mounting clip to the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: AWI LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventor: TODD M. BERGMAN
  • Publication number: 20140190094
    Abstract: An insulation structure attached to a wall having a multitude of anchors projecting from the wall to support the insulation structure includes a permanent refractory layer adjacent the wall and a restorable refractory layer adjacent the permanent refractory layer. An anchor supports the refractory material and includes a first stud and a second stud. The second stud includes a cap connected to a shaft, wherein the cap defines an indentation on a side of the cap opposite the shaft. The second stud receives the first stud within the indentation within the cap. The double layer of refractory material allows for maintenance and replacement of a restorable refractory layer without disturbing or replacing the permanent refractory layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sage of America Company
    Inventor: Marcio Gerep
  • Publication number: 20140182235
    Abstract: A three-dimensional jacket-plate connector connects at least two members. Each member comprises wide-flanged steel I-beam section. The jacket-plate connector comprises first and second three-dimensional jacket plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 8756877
    Abstract: A ground anchor system shaped and dimensioned for secure attachment within a support surface. The ground anchor system includes a primary anchor body extending along a longitudinal axis and including a first end and a second end. A coupling member is associated with the first end of the anchor body. A fastening assembling extends from the second end of the anchor body, the fastening assembly being composed of a plurality of downwardly extending facets, wherein each facet includes a first end and a second end. The first end of each facet is secured to the second end of the anchor body and the second end extends away from the anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Wills LaCrosse
  • Publication number: 20140144099
    Abstract: A saddle connector, having an inverted channel, engages a bulb of a beam in the grid of a suspended ceiling. The channel has hardened teeth staggered along the opposing walls of the channel. The teeth are forced into the bulb of the beam, one at a time, by the full force exerted by hand operated pliers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Brett W. Sareyka
  • Patent number: 8733718
    Abstract: A mounting adapter for attaching an object to a flat surface includes an anchor plate having a plurality of first apertures extending therethrough. Each first aperture is configured to receive a first elongated fastener having a length sufficient to fasten to a support structure located beneath the surface for attaching the anchor plate thereto. A plurality of threaded apertures is formed in the anchor plate. A cover plate is positioned over the anchor plate and has a plurality of third apertures that align with the plurality of threaded apertures in the anchor plate. A threaded fastener extends through each third aperture and is threadedly engaged with the second threaded apertures of the anchor plate for securely attaching the cover plate to the anchor plate. One or more fourth apertures are formed in the cover plate and configured to receive a third fastener for attaching the object to the mounting adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Peter A. Corsi
  • Publication number: 20140130443
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting device (1) for mounting covering elements (7), such as baseboards, door jamb casings or panels, onto a building surface, said device (1) having a rear side portion (11) configured for being mountable to said building surface, and including a bistable snap catch (2, 3) having a peripheral edge (3?), the bistable snap catch (2, 3) being adapted for assuming a natural first configuration wherein said peripheral edge (3?) is closer to said rear side portion (11) and a natural second configuration wherein said peripheral edge (3?) is farther away from said rear side portion (11). The invention relates also to a building kit comprising said mounting device (1) and a building surface covering element (7), such as a wooden base-board, door jamb casing or panel, and to a method for mounting this building kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: IDEBANK THY HOLDING APS
    Inventor: Hans Brusgärd Kloster
  • Patent number: 8707657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to both a proceeding and means for, in connection with hole making in a wall (1), for the mounting of items on the moisture-proof walls (1) of a wet area by means of an expandable mounting element (2), providing sealing of the hole. According to the invention, in addition to an expansion (I) of the mounting element (2) behind said wall (1), there is also provided an internal expansion (II) of the mounting element (2) in the receiving hole (3) of the mounting element (2) in question in the wall (1). There is furthermore provided a liquid-proof cover (III) around the entire mounting element (2) in question introduced and expanding in said receiving hole (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Hicet
    Inventors: Magnus Axelsson, Martin Hiller
  • Publication number: 20140083046
    Abstract: A three-dimensional jacket-plate connector connects at least two members. Each member comprises wide-flanged steel I-beam section. The jacket-plate connector comprises first and second three-dimensional jacket plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 8672281
    Abstract: A rod hanger for securing a rod to a substrate includes a mounting portion configured for engaging the substrate, a rod receiving portion configured for receiving the rod and a connecting element configured for vertically displacing the mounting portion and the rod receiving portion. In addition, at least one anti-rotation element configured for engaging the substrate is provided on the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, Donald Buytaert, Michael S. Popovich
  • Patent number: 8672600
    Abstract: The present invention provides a clip having a general T-shape. The clip may be mounted to a deck board structure for engagement with a joist. The clip may include a base for mounting to a structure, such as a deck board, and barbs located on the base. The clip may also include a pair of supporting arms having clamping tabs with barbs. The barbs of the base and the clamping tabs may grip onto a joist. The clip may also include an aperture that is capable of connecting the base to the deck board. Once assembled with the deck board and joist, the clip may remain completely hidden from view after deck completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Reznar, Robert Dziadula, Robert Taylor, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140069028
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion device for use with a gutter having a support structure being substantially rigid; a screen having a plurality of apertures and being disposed on the support structure; and, a fastener member disposed on the support structure and having a barrier member and a protective film removably attached to the barrier member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert C. LENNEY
  • Publication number: 20140069046
    Abstract: A tower base ring assembly is provided for securing a wind turbine tower to a foundation. A top ring is configured for securing to a wind turbine tower. A bottom ring has an open center and a plurality of radially oriented troughs spaced circumferentially about the open center, with each trough having an outer end. The top ring and the bottom ring are detachable from one another, and the tower base ring assembly is connectable to the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ying Xia Cai, William Francis Gevers, Roman Kolar
  • Patent number: 8635832
    Abstract: In an installation channel to be embedded into a curable construction material, e.g. concrete, having a support profile and preferably an attachment for attaching at least one add-on part to the installation channel, so that the outside of the support profile has a direct connection to the curable construction material at an embedding area, a potential fault block should be large so that large forces can be absorbed by the installation channel. A compressible insert is fastened to the outside of the support profile at the embedding area, so that part of the outside of the support profile is not in direct contact with the curable construction material at the embedding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Heudorfer, Bernhard Sander, Holger Basche, Denis Novokshanov, Bernhard Winkler
  • Patent number: 8631626
    Abstract: A universal framing connector, used to connect backing, blocking, bracing, and bridging to the framing system, framing members, and to adjacent surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Andrew Ballantine
  • Publication number: 20140013690
    Abstract: Method for producing a fastening system, in particular for components of photovoltaic systems, preferably on roof surfaces of buildings, in a first step a support surface (1) being provided, on which at least one fastening component (7, 19) consisting of loop and/or other interlocking elements is applied and which after fastening the respective fastening component (7, 19) in the mounted state of the support surface (1) allows the attachment of at least one other corresponding fastening component (7, 19) which, provided with other interlocking elements, enables the detachable connection of the assignable fastening components (7, 19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG
  • Patent number: 8621816
    Abstract: An anchor bolt locator is provided that is inexpensively manufactured on automatic die-press machines from sheet steel and a structural nut that does not require any welding, while also being easy to use and install with current, commonly-used building practices and anchor designs. The anchor bolt locator is made from a galvanized sheet metal chair and a structural nut attached to the chair by way of a friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin-Jie Lin, Timothy S. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8613178
    Abstract: An anchoring element that provides anchorage in an object, and is compressible in the direction of a compression axis under local enlargement of a distance between a peripheral anchoring element surface and the compression axis. The anchoring element has a coupling-in face which serves for coupling the mechanical vibrations into the anchoring element, which coupling-in face is not parallel to the compression axis. The anchoring element further includes a thermoplastic material which in areas of the peripheral surface enlargement forms at least a part of the surface of the anchoring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 8607515
    Abstract: A connector comprising a container-like fastener holder (4) of finite depth with a front (6) and a rear plate and side walls (8) wherein the rear wall and substantially the whole depth of the holder can be cast into a concrete structure to form a space within the concrete structure, fastening means (12) which can assume a range of positions within the holder (4) and a move able connection part (16) or device which can be fastened to the front plate (6) by the fastening means (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Thomasons Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Jarvis
  • Patent number: 8607524
    Abstract: An anchoring device including an anchoring element suitable for being anchored an object of construction material with the aid of mechanical vibrations. The anchoring element includes a thermoplastic material and a tool. The thermoplastic material forms at least a part of a radially outer surface of the anchoring element, and the tool has a proximal portion and a broadening portion distally of the proximal portion. The broadening portion has an outer second cross-section, the second cross section being larger than the first cross section but being adapted to the first cross section so that the tool can be moved with respect to the anchoring element while the broadening portion is in the axially-extending opening and locally expands the anchoring element while thermoplastic material of the anchoring element that surrounds the broadening portion is in a solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Woodwelding AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 8601762
    Abstract: An adjustable attachment system is provided for attaching a unit to a base. The adjustable attachment system comprises an embed, a bridging clip and a locking strip. The bridging clip is adapted for receiving an attachment piece, to which the unit may be attached. The embed is positioned in an outward facing surface of the base. The bridging clip is positioned in the embed at a desired in/out position. The position of the bridging clip may be adjusted in two orthogonal directions. The locking strip is inserted between the bridging clip and the embed to fix the bridging clip in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Enclos Corporation
    Inventor: John Robert Walker, III
  • Patent number: 8596018
    Abstract: A blast resistant coated wood member includes a wood member having a compression side and a tension side. A coating layer of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is adhered to the tension side of the wood member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, Eric D. Cassidy, Laurent R. Parent, Anthony J. Dumais, Edwin N. Nagy, Robert T. O'Neil, Richard F. Nye
  • Patent number: 8584421
    Abstract: Panel mounting components and systems for mounting objects, such as decorative architectural resin panels, can include one or more of a twist-lock mounting assembly and a melt-bondable panel mounting bracket. Twist-lock mounting assemblies can include a housing and locking pin configured to automatically lock together, thereby allowing a user to quickly and easily mount and dismount panels from a support structure. Melt-bondable panel mounting brackets can include one or more bonding features configured to be pressed into a resin-based panel, thereby allowing additional components, such as a twist-lock mounting assembly, to be secured directly to a single side of a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Chase Norton, Bryan K. Harris
  • Patent number: 8584433
    Abstract: An insert nut is provided in a panel member made from a core member with a honeycomb structure, and a first and second surface plate and made from fiber reinforced plastic. A reinforcing member is provided at the location where the insert nut is provided in the core member. The insert nut is housed in a hole in the first surface plate, a hole in the first metal plate, and a hole in the reinforcing member, and fixedly attached with an adhesive. An inner circumferential surface of the hole in the first metal plate and an outer circumferential surface of the insert nut are in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsutaka Masuda