With Discrete Attached Embedded Member Patents (Class 52/707)
  • Patent number: 10161128
    Abstract: An anchor rail has a base body having a longitudinal groove that extends along a longitudinal center line of the anchor rail, and a rail back, fixed with an anchor, on the side opposite the longitudinal groove. The base body has a one front side perpendicular to the longitudinal center line and fixed with an end plate that protrudes beyond the rail back to the side of the base body facing away from the longitudinal groove and supports an anchoring element, which extends from the side of the end plate on which the base body is arranged. The end plate is flush to the front side and does not protrude into the base body. For a building structure with a concrete member, into which an anchor rail is cast, the longitudinal groove is on a first router side of the concrete member. The end plate runs along a second side of the concrete member and the anchoring element protrudes into the concrete member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HALFEN GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Albartus, Frank Haeusler, Roman Kramer, Yapeng Li
  • Patent number: 9975272
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for building retaining and freestanding stone walls, wherein wall panels are made, then transported to an installation location, and installed on site quickly and efficiently. The wall panels are made in wall frames that use joint forms to provided wall panels having sides that reliably and securely mater together. The joint forms include “zig-zag” like connections and a structural interlocking key, engineered to prevent vertical and lateral deformation of the assembled wall. Drainage and strengthening materials are built into the wall panels while in the wall frames. A lifting apparatus is also provided that engages a wall panel through openings formed in a rear side, and stably lifts and flips the wall panel from a facedown orientation to an upright orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NATURAL STONE WALL SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Troy D. Guinther
  • Patent number: 9644336
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to one or more anchors that can be used to stabilize various types of animal traps to the ground. The invention comprises a clamping structure having at least two holes formed therein. The holes are axially aligned and formed in the top and bottom members of the structure. The invention further comprises a stake for anchoring the invention and trap to the ground. The clamping structure is designed to engage an edge or flange of an animal trap by positioning the flange in a groove in the structure and securing the structure to the flange using a threaded fastener such as a set screw. A threaded stake may be secured to a flange of the trap to anchor and stabilize the trap on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Travis Michael McClard
  • Patent number: 9394681
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anchor rail arrangement with a concrete body which has two end faces which extend at an angle to one another and meet at an outer edge, and with two anchor rails which are embedded in the concrete body, wherein the two anchor rails each have a rail body with a longitudinal slot, wherein the longitudinal slot of the first rail body emerges on the first end face and the longitudinal slot of the second rail body emerges on the second end face on the concrete body, and wherein the two longitudinal slots extend in a common rail plane, wherein the first anchor rail has a plurality of first anchor bodies arranged on the first rail body, namely a first anchor body closest to the edge and at least one further first anchor body, and wherein the second anchor rail has a plurality of second anchor bodies arranged on the second rail body, namely a second anchor body closest to the edge and at least one further second anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Brunhuber, Holger Dirk Basche, Ulrich Birnbaum, Philipp Rainer Grosser, Markus Heudorfer
  • Patent number: 9194419
    Abstract: An insert (100) having a first insert portion (102) a second insert portion (104) and a third insert portion (106) for installation into a first bore portion (136), a second bore portion (138) and a third bore portion (140) respectively in which the first bore portion (136) is larger than the second and third insert portions (104, 106) and the second bore portion (138) is larger than the third insert portion (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PSM IP LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9003720
    Abstract: A lifting apparatus to be embedded within a precast concrete panel or slab to enable the panel to be lifted, positioned atop a road bed, and elevated above the road bed. A lifting apparatus is located at each corner of the panel. Each lifting apparatus has a threaded sleeve extending through the panel to receive a removable threaded lifting bolt by which to establish a lifting point at which a lifting force is applied to lift and position the panel. When the threaded lifting bolt is rotated completely through the threaded sleeve, a pushing force is applied against a base plate, whereby to elevate the panel above the road bed as is necessary to make the panel level with adjacent panels during the construction or repair of a roadway. Grout is pumped through the panel to fill the space between the panel and the road bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Baltazar J. Siqueiros
  • Patent number: 8955285
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an embedment attachment system configured to attach to a concrete form such that an embedment of the embedment attachment system has a desired edge spacing from the concrete form. Use of the embedment attachment system of the present disclosure enables precise embedment positioning with respect to the concrete form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fournier, Larry Moeller
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150027069
    Abstract: The present invention relates particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are integrated on a roof deck with conventional roofing materials. In one aspect, a photovoltaic roofing system includes a two-part tee element disposed on a roof deck, the two-part tee element comprising a base piece including a central portion; two opposed horizontally-extending first and second flanges extending from the central portion, and a top piece attachment feature formed in the central portion, and a top piece including a base piece attachment feature mated with the top piece attachment feature of the base piece; and a vertically extending portion extending from the base piece attachment feature. A first photovoltaic element can be disposed on the roof adjacent the base piece with its edge disposed on the horizontally-extending first flange of the base piece of the two-part tee element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Bosler, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Peter Chihlas, Robert L. Jenkins, Sean X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 8935900
    Abstract: A reinforcement retainer in the form of a resilient insert for maintaining at least one construction reinforcement member within an aperture in a construction component such as a building block or a brick. The insert is an elongate body with distal ends and is proportioned to be received within the opening. Flexible feet are located at the distal ends and are capable of deformation to press on inner faces of the aperture to adjust the location of one or more reinforcement members prior to setting in concrete slurry. The insert defines at least one stay arranged in use to support one of the reinforcement members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Robin Holthusen
  • Patent number: 8910449
    Abstract: A ferrule (10) that is intended to be cast into a concrete element, such as a concrete panel. Engaged with the ferrule (10) is a washer assembly (22) that secures a plate (19) to the concrete element (16) for the purposes of securing the concrete element (16) to an adjacent concrete element (17). The washer assembly (22) has a threaded fastener (21) that can be adjusted angularly for engagement with the ferrule (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: RPBSP Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: John Thomas Burke, Allan Walsh
  • Patent number: 8881487
    Abstract: A joining system arrangement for building elements the joining system arrangement having a box element adapted for embedment in a first building element, such that an open side of the box element is flush with a surface of the building element, and arranged such that a bridge element can be inserted into the box element, the box element having four side faces arranged around an open side and a back plate, wherein, at at least one side face of the box element includes at least one load transmitting element which is arranged externally on the at least one side face, the at least one load transmitting element configured such that at least two surface portions are formed, constituting a rounded face, which are turned away from the at least one side face of the box element and from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Svein Berg Holding AS
    Inventor: Svein Berg
  • Patent number: 8875471
    Abstract: A lifting apparatus to be embedded within a precast concrete panel or slab to enable the panel to be lifted, positioned atop a road bed, and elevated above the road bed. A lifting apparatus is located at each corner of the panel. Each lifting apparatus has a threaded sleeve extending through the panel to receive a removable threaded lifting bolt by which to establish a lifting point at which a lifting force is applied to lift and position the panel. When the threaded lifting bolt is rotated completely through the threaded sleeve, a pushing force is applied against a base plate, whereby to elevate the panel above the road bed as is necessary to make the panel level with adjacent panels during the construction or repair of a roadway. Grout is pumped through the panel to fill the space between the panel and the road bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Baltazar Siqueiros
  • Patent number: 8859107
    Abstract: A device for use with formwork in concrete construction. The device comprising: a body having a bore for defining a first aperture; one or more sidewalls coupled to the body, the sidewalls extending upwardly outwardly with respect to the body; wherein, when the body is releasably coupled to the formwork, the bore is adapted to receive a formwork coupling element. The device can be incorporated into concrete structures within building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Domenico Scarinci
  • 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: 20140157718
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an embedment attachment system configured to attach to a concrete form such that an embedment of the embedment attachment system has a desired edge spacing from the concrete form. Use of the embedment attachment system of the present disclosure enables precise embedment positioning with respect to the concrete form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fournier, Larry Moeller
  • Publication number: 20140069049
    Abstract: A construction bracket is provided for connecting two perpendicular structural members. The bracket comprises an elongated, substantially rectangular top piece; an end piece at one end of the top piece and folded approximately 90° relative to a bottom surface of the top piece; and an elongated, substantially rectangular flange along one side of the top piece. The flange has an inner end separated from the end piece by approximately an integer multiple of 1½ inches. The end piece is configured to be attached to an outer surface of a first structural member and the flange is configured to be attached to a side surface of a second structural member with an end abutting an inner surface the first joist, thereby securing the first and second structural member together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: John Oltrogge
  • 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: 8584413
    Abstract: An anchor device having a plurality of teeth protruding from planar surfaces configured for placement adjacent to the post. The teeth may be forced into the wood to secure the anchor in position until the post embedment is completed. The anchor comprises a first portion that protrudes from the surface of the post to engage with backfill, typically concrete, to resist post uplift once the backfill cures. A second portion of the anchor is secured to the side surfaces of the post adjacent to the end of the post that is to be embedded and extends beyond the end of the post. When the anchor is installed and the post inserted into a hole, the second portion of the anchor elevates the end of the post from the bottom of the post hole so that concrete backfill may flow beneath the post to form a suitable post foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: William R. Keller, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130247483
    Abstract: A high-strength thermally-isolating surface-mounted anchoring system for a cavity wall is disclosed. The thermally-isolated anchoring system is adaptable to varied structures, including high-span applications, and for use with interlocking veneer ties and reinforcement wires. The anchoring system includes an anchor base and a stepped cylinder which sheaths the mounting hardware to limit insulation tearing and resultant loss of insulation integrity. The anchoring system is thermally-isolated through the use of a series of strategically placed compressible nonconductive fittings. Seals are formed which preclude penetration of air, moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130247498
    Abstract: An L-shaped sheetmetal anchor with tubular leg and an anchoring assembly employing the same are disclosed. The assembly is adaptable to varied anchoring structures and for use with interlocking veneer ties and reinforcement wires to provide a high-strength surface mounted anchoring system for cavity walls. The stepped cylinders sheath the mounting hardware to limit insulation tearing and resultant loss of insulation integrity. The assembly is thermally-isolated through the use of a series of strategically placed compressible nonconductive fittings. The assemblies are vertically or horizontally surface mounted on the inner wythe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Patent number: 8517641
    Abstract: An anchoring adhesive combination includes a slug or package of chemical anchoring adhesive having a proximal end and a distal end and a rod which can be a penetrator having a pointed proximal end, and open distal end, and a threaded or corrugated outer surface. The pointed proximal end of the penetrator is connected to the distal end of the slug or package of chemical anchoring adhesive so that the pointed proximal end is at least partially surrounded by chemical anchoring adhesive. The open distal end of the penetrator receives a proximal end of an anchor pin to form a combination of anchor pin, penetrator and slug or package of anchoring adhesive in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Dubon, Stanley J. Cabaj, Owen J. McGarel, Robert L. Turck, Andrew J. Rourke, Deepak H. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20130199123
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a column shoe for securing steel concrete columns to a base. The column shoe includes a bolt housing, which includes a base-plate provided with a bolt hole, and an upper structure which is connected to the baseplate and to which at least one attachment unit is connected for securing the column shoe and the steel concrete column together. The bolt housing is fabricated by casting such that the upper structure and the baseplate form a single-piece casting. A hole is formed in the bolt housing for the attachment unit. The hole is substantially coaxial with the bolt hole of the baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: PEIKKO GROUP OY
    Inventor: Markus Junes
  • Patent number: 8464494
    Abstract: In an anchor for use in a construction panel which includes upper and lower cover plates, wherein the anchor includes a cylinder body, a displacement body and a cement container provided with desired rupture locations and installed in the cylinder body and the cylinder body is provided with engagement elements for extending behind the upper cover plate, the cement container includes at least two chambers separated by an intermediate wall and is provided with an upper and a lower opening each closed by a thin-walled rupturable foil, with the intermediate wall being also rupturable by the displacement member upon movement thereof into the cylinder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer, Rüdiger Walz
  • Publication number: 20130067831
    Abstract: An anchor bolt device includes an anchor bolt having a threaded first end and a second end. A flange portion has the threaded first end of the anchor bolt extending freely therefrom. The flange portion defines a planar surface aligned in parallel with a surface of a concrete foundation when the second end of the anchor bolt is received in the concrete foundation. A raised column projection having a threaded portion through which the threaded first end of the anchor bolt is threadably received. The raised column projection is set to a user defined position. The flange portion extends radially outward from and is integrally connected to the raised column projection. The flange portion has at least one offset tab used to position the device a defined distance away from a boundary of a concrete foundation wall. The offset tab includes a series of marks defining multiple break points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SR Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Zimmerman, Van T. Walworth, Thomas J. DuPuy
  • Publication number: 20130067851
    Abstract: A roof member anti-torsion bracket device includes a base plate portion having a planar base plate surface. The planar base plate surface is adapted to sit on a top plate of a wall construction and to receive a truss assembly. At least one transverse planar surface is oriented substantially transverse to the base plate surface. A locating tab extending longitudinally with respect to the base plate portion abuts an edge of the top plate, thereby locating the anti-torsion bracket device an offset distance from the edge of the wall construction top plate. The base plate portion further includes first and second fastening openings oppositely located with respect to the at least one transverse planar surface. The first and second fastening openings define first and second fastening positions in the base plate, thereby providing torsion resistance, compressive load support, and tension lifting resistance for the base plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SR Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Zimmerman, Van T. Walworth
  • Patent number: 8365484
    Abstract: A steel structural member is secured to a vertical cast concrete member or wall by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has upper and lower front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has a horizontal plate attached to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted downwardly until opposite upper and lower edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiment, the front opening and vertical plate are generally rectangular with the opening wider than the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8353133
    Abstract: An anchor for construction elements, such as concrete panels, and including at least one flat part, an upper part for hanging on a handling engine and extending along a principal plane and a lower part for anchoring in the construction element. The lower part has two arms diverging in the direction of the lower end of the anchor, extending outside the principal plane, and forming, between them, an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Marcel Arteon
  • Patent number: 8341905
    Abstract: A support plate positioned on or within a construction block formed on the upper surface thereof a channel for the receipt and engagement of a short leg of an anchor bolt, there being two planar vertical upstanding panels adjacent the channel, said vertical upstanding panels engaging the outer circumference of the long leg of the anchor bolt in 180 degree relationship, thereby insuring its maintenance in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Ken Macchiaverna, Salvatore Anello
  • Patent number: 8337112
    Abstract: A joint and method for connecting elongated members end to end in which outer sleeves are anchored in blind holes extending in from each end face and a threaded rod is advanced into threaded nut receptacles affixed to the inside end of each sleeve to draw the end faces into abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Kauppila
  • Publication number: 20120272607
    Abstract: A joint (8, 6, 7A, 7C, 8A, 8B, 11A, 9A, 9B, 9C) for connection of mutually adjacent structural members (11A, 11B), (11, 12), (12, 14), (11, 13), (11, 11), (11, 12), characterized in that each structural member has a pair of opposed walls (18, 19, 20, 21), (24, 24, 22A, 22A), (50, 51, 52A, 52A), (50, 51, 52C, 52C), (99, 100, 24, 24), (99, 102, 24, 24), (102, 102, 24, 24) whereby in formation of said joint (8, 6, 7A, 7C, 8A, 8B, 11A, 9A, 9B, 9C) each opposed wall (18, 19), (24, 24), (50, 51), (99, 100), (99, 102), (102, 102) of one structural member (11A, 11, 12) is located adjacent to a proximal opposed wall (20, 21), (22A, 22A), (24, 24) of another structural member (11B, 12, 14, 13, 11) and connected thereto by fasteners (26, 17A, 17B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Alan Cooper, Pierre Camilleri
  • Patent number: 8291649
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism for a concrete structure is provided through means of a void former and anchor assembly which it cast in place to provide an accurate recess in the structure having two or more spaced divergent anchors therein. The anchors define annularly aligned apertures within the recess. A lifting shackle of an arcuate configuration complimental with that of the recess is received within the recess and carries an arcuate locking bolt extendable through the aligned apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Meadow Burke, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8281531
    Abstract: A ground anchor assembly includes at least two threaded studs, an anchor plate having at least two openings sized and shaped to receive the at least two threaded studs. The assembly further includes a first fastener for each of the at least two threaded studs attached to the respective stud and bearing against a first side of the anchor plate, and a break-away fastener for each of the at least two threaded studs and attached to the respective stud on an opposite side of the anchor plate. Each break-away fastener cooperates with the corresponding first fastener to retain the corresponding stud in position relative to the anchor plate and the other of the at least two studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Clifford Dent
  • Publication number: 20120233957
    Abstract: A connector device for connecting an exterior deck structure to a contiguous building the connector having a pair of interlocked non-contacting cable loops, with a plastic plug encapsulating the interlocked ends of the cables and separating the cables to act as a thermal barrier. An expanded head at one end of the plug, with associated foam washer seals against a deck header. The exterior cable end of the connector is attached to a deck joist and the interior end of the connector is attached to a building joist, wherein the respective joists may be laterally offset. The connector prevents detachment of the deck from the building during severe tectonic of weather activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GRK Canada Limited
    Inventor: Bernd Walther
  • Patent number: 8245469
    Abstract: A deck assembly module is disclosed. The deck assembly module can be installed into the steel frame of a steel framed building. The deck assembly module includes a cellular metal deck. In an embodiment, the cellular metal deck includes a bottom plate having a top major surface and a bottom major surface, an angled decking sheet, and fireproof insulation. The angled decking sheet is angled to form a repeating pattern of troughs and peaks, the angled decking is adjacent to the top major surface of the bottom plate, and the fireproof insulation is located in channels formed by the peaks of the angled decking sheet and the top surface of the bottom plate and the angled decking sheet. The deck assembly module may also include a concrete portion that includes a top major surface, referred to as a concrete deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Aditazz, Inc.
    Inventors: Zigmund Rubel, Mabe Ng
  • Patent number: 8209925
    Abstract: A steel structural member such as a joist or beam is secured to a vertical cast concrete by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has an attachment plate secured to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted until opposite edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiments, the front opening and vertical plate are generally triangular, and the support bracket has a vertical or horizontal attachment plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8209924
    Abstract: A steel structural member such as a joist or beam is secured to a vertical cast concrete member or wall by a connector system including a fabricated steel receiver embedded within the wall. Embedded anchors are attached to the receiver which has front wall portions flush with the concrete wall and define a front opening. A support bracket has a horizontal plate attached to the beam and a vertical plate which fits through the front opening within the receiver. The bracket is attached to the beam which is then elevated, and the vertical plate is inserted through the opening into the receiver. The beam and vertical plate are then shifted until opposite edge portions of the vertical plate are blocked by the front wall portions of the receiver. In the illustrated embodiment, the front opening and vertical plate are generally triangular, and the support bracket has a welded reinforcing gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Foley Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8171678
    Abstract: The present invention provides a slab lift bracket that includes an collar portion with a center, an upper surface, a lower surface, an outer surface, and an inner surface. The slab lift bracket also includes a plurality of protruding members that are distributed around and fixed to the collar portion. The protruding members extend outwardly and downwardly of the collar portion at spaced apart locations, and have a hook shaped free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Actuant Corporation
    Inventors: Frantz D. Stanford, Thomas F. Mathews, Winfred E. Mandody, Paul A. Hohensee
  • Patent number: 8171697
    Abstract: In an anchor for use in a lightweight construction panel having upper and lower cover plates with a support core disposed therebetween, which anchor comprises a cylinder body including a cement container with rupture areas and having engagement elements which, upon insertion of a displacement body into the cylinder body, spread the engagement elements outwardly below the upper cover plate and push liquid cement out of the cement container into the areas of the upper and the lower cover plates, the displacement body is coupled to the cylinder body for rotation therewith and the cylinder body has a bottom with broaching elements for cleaning the contact area of the lower bottom plate in front of the anchor upon rotation of the displacement body during anchor installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20120060435
    Abstract: A mounting rail (1) for embedding in a curable construction material (3), e.g. concrete (4), having a support profile (2), such that the support profile (2) has a connection on the outer side thereof and via an embedding region (5) thereof to the curable construction material (3). It should be possible to easily remove the construction material (3) from the mounting rail (1) outside of the embedding region (5) of the mounting rail (1) following hardening of the construction material (3). The support profile (2) having a non-stick coating (7) and/or a non-stick surface outside of the embedding region (5), at least over a part thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Heudorfer, Wolfgang Schulz-Hanke, Ulrich Birnbaum, Denis Novokshanov, Holger Basche
  • Patent number: 8132389
    Abstract: A method of securing a bolt to a concrete structure without the necessity of turning the bolt during the installation process. A first set of hardware is provided for use during the forming and casting phases of creating the concrete structure. The first set of hardware is used to embed a bolt retainer in the finished cast concrete with a passage leading from the bolt retainer to the exterior of the cast concrete. A bolt is then placed in this passage and a portion of the bolt is driven through the bolt retainer to secure it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony F. Gee
  • Patent number: 8096086
    Abstract: An edge-lift anchor for tilt-up lifting of a concrete component has, at a lower part of its head an element for anchoring the head against shear forces acting during the tilt-up phase of lifting. Such element comprises an aperture to receive concrete, an aperture to receive a reinforcing bar, or a shear plate welded to the lower edge of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ITW Construction Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Geoffrey Alan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8074422
    Abstract: A support bracket is provided for fastening to a concrete molding form. The bracket has a first and second distal end connected by a middle portion. The distal ends are generally in a first plane and the middle portion extends from a side of each distal end at an obtuse angle relative to that plane. The distal ends are releasably fastened to the form during use of the bracket, with the middle portion extending to be embedded in the concrete. After removal of the form, one or both of the distal ends are bent away from the concrete during use, with pipes being inserted through the openings in the distal ends. The support bracket may incorporate an internally-threaded and generally tubular structure attached to the middle portion of the support bracket, with one end of the tubular structure embedded in the concrete during use and the other end exposed at the plane of the concrete surface for useful access to the internal threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil E. O'Neil, Larry D. Brown, Charles Price
  • Patent number: 8037651
    Abstract: A ground anchor assembly includes at least two threaded studs, an anchor plate having at least two openings sized and shaped to receive the at least two threaded studs. The assembly further includes a first fastener for each of the at least two threaded studs attached to the respective stud and bearing against a first side of the anchor plate, and a break-away fastener for each of the at least two threaded studs and attached to the respective stud on an opposite side of the anchor plate. Each break-away fastener cooperates with the corresponding first fastener to retain the corresponding stud in position relative to the anchor plate and the other of the at least two studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Clifford Dent
  • Patent number: 8006459
    Abstract: A shear plate for application to the outer end portion of a ferrule to be cast into a concrete component such as a wall panel, the shear plate having an outer portion engageable with the ferrule and, beyond the outer portion, a portion shaped to incline away from the adjacent surface of the concrete component to which the outer end of the ferrule is to be exposed. The shear plate enables the ferrule to be situated close to an edge of the component in a situation in which it will be subjected to shear loading in a direction towards that edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: ITW Construction Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Urquhart Connell, Andrew Coumaros
  • Patent number: 7905063
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism for a concrete structure is provided through means of a void former and anchor assembly which it cast in place to provide an accurate recess in the structure having two or more spaced divergent anchors therein. The anchors define annularly aligned apertures within the recess. A lifting shackle of an arcuate configuration complimental with that of the recess is received within the recess and carries an arcuate locking bolt extendable through the aligned apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: MMI Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20110036020
    Abstract: A system and method for resisting catastrophic wind damage to a structure is provided. At least a pair of anchoring devices are fixed to a foundation of the structure at opposite positions adjacent to sidewalls of the structure. A first cable and a second cable are attached to the anchoring devices, respectively. A tensioning member is provided under a roof of the structure and between the sidewalls of the structure. The tensioning member, such as a turnbuckle, is further attached to both the first and second cables for applying a tension force to the cables. Cable guides can be further provided to route the cables along the roof and sidewalls of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: James Curry, III
  • Publication number: 20100313518
    Abstract: A device for joining a first building element to a second building element has a bridge element that is in contact with the first and second building elements to connect the first and second building elements when in a working position, and a first element secured to the first building element by being embedded therein. The first element cooperates with the bridge element. An elastic sleeve is arranged between the first element and the first building element. The elastic sleeve has at least one internal groove, thereby forming at least one cavity between the elastic sleeve and the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: SVEIN BERG HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Svein Berg
  • Publication number: 20100293883
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Casne Verige Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Radovan Sladojevic