Integrally Connected Different Form-fastening Feature Patents (Class 52/714)
  • Patent number: 11060299
    Abstract: A brick tie including a body member, a first protrusion extending from a first location on the body member, and a second protrusion extending from a second location on the body member. The first and second protrusions may extend in the same direction relative to the body member. A gap may be defined between the first and second protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: IBACOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Dickson, Tim Kampert
  • Patent number: 11047416
    Abstract: To fasten a first component to a second component, a fastening clip has an integral, elongated structure with a first and a second fastening end. The first fastening end comprises an at least one-armed independent latching structure. The second fastening end is formed by a resilient clamp. The first and second latching structure act on an intermediate support structure. To connect the two components, the latching structure is latched in a component opening in a first component, and the second component is fastened between the support structure and a spring loop of the resilient clamp with the assistance of a cutout or a slot that is open on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Böllhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich Heinrichs, Wolfgang Hesse, Stefan Gruss
  • Patent number: 10597865
    Abstract: A set of differently configured brackets that when secured to one or more of the floor joists, wall edges and existing subfloor lower the subfloor a predetermined amount are described. The predetermined amount is typically sufficient to permit the installation of a shower pan of appropriate slope towards a drain and permit a curb-less transition between the surrounding floor and the shower stall floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Josef Erlebach
  • Patent number: 10465379
    Abstract: A tie system is provided for use with a wall form for a cementitious backup wall and for use with a wall tie to connect between the cementitious backup wall and a veneer. The tie system includes a backup wall connector and a form connector. The form connector is connectable to the form and secures the backup wall connector in position as the wall form is filled. The connector may have heat transfer reducing perforations. The connector may have an outwardly positioned flange to which external wall members may be attached. The connector may have multiple gap-setting features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Hatzinikolas
  • Patent number: 9809974
    Abstract: An adjustable deck tie bracket includes a front plate having an opening. Legs are on opposite sides of the front plate. A deformation zone connects a brace member to the front plate. The deformation zone has less resistance to bending than the brace member to facilitate rotation of the front brace by deformation at the deformation zone. To connect a deck to a house, a connector can be inserted through the front plate and secured to an anchor in the house. The orientation of the brace member is adjusted so it so extends to the bottom of a deck joist, thereby allowing flexibility in the vertical spacing between the connector and the deck joist. The legs are secured to opposite sides of the deck joist and the brace member is secured to the deck joist at a location that is spaced farther from the house than the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Steve Brekke
  • Patent number: 9371642
    Abstract: In a device for attachment of a surface shaped wall element between two upright poles which have two positions for the wall element, an unstable readiness position and a locked position, at least one encircling mounting is provided on each pole for support of the wall element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Troax AB
    Inventors: Ronny Herbertsson, Staffan Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 9181716
    Abstract: The system for mounting elongated panels to a substructure is a steel track having a series of formed connectors for receiving and engaging decking planks. The system for mounting elongated panels to a substructure will allow a deck system to be installed without the use of any mechanical fasteners such as screws, nails or individual fasteners, and will allow installation of deck systems mounted onto wood, concrete, or steel substructures, in a horizontal, vertical, overhead (or anything in between) fashion. The upper fasteners and receivers, referred to as tangs, maintain the desired gap between composite deck boards for the life of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Brent Alan Gibson
  • Patent number: 9097440
    Abstract: A roof panel abutment structure is disclosed. The structure comprises; a roof frame, a first roof panel having one end coupled to the roof frame, the one end formed in a shape in which a recess is inserted between a pair of ridges on a cross section thereof, a bolt fastened to the recess portion to fix the first roof panel to the roof frame; a second roof panel having an opposite end thereof coupled to one end of the first roof panel; a first adaptor having a base and a wing portion connected to both side of the base, wherein the base is fixed to the recess portion by means of the fastening of the bolt, and the wing portion is coupled to both side of T groove, a second adaptor formed in a shape corresponding to the shape of T groove, a clamp installed such that a bottom is coupled to the second adaptor, and a solar panel coupled to the clamp and installed to cover the roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: I-SOLAR ENERGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seok Kyu Yoon
  • Patent number: 9080327
    Abstract: Thermally-isolating wall anchors and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed. A thermally-isolating coating is applied to the wall anchor, which is interconnected with a wire formative veneer tie. The thermally-isolating coating is selected from a distinct grouping of materials, that are applied using a specific variety of methods, in one or more layers and cured and cross-linked to provide high-strength adhesion. The thermally-coated wall anchors provide an in-cavity thermal break that severs the thermal threads running throughout the cavity wall structure, reducing the U- and K-values of the anchoring system by thermally-isolating the metal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038351
    Abstract: Thermally-isolating wall anchors and reinforcement devices and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed for use in masonry cavity walls. A thermally-isolating coating is applied to the wall anchor, which is interconnected with a wire formative veneer tie. The thermally-isolating coating is selected from a distinct grouping of materials, that are applied using a specific variety of methods, in one or more layers and cured and cross-linked to provide high-strength adhesion. The thermally-coated wall anchors provide an in-cavity thermal break that severs the thermal threads running throughout the cavity wall structure, reducing the U- and K-values of the anchoring system by thermally-isolating the metal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038338
    Abstract: The present invention provides in one aspect for a bracket for use with insulated forms for concrete walls. The bracket has an attachment plate for overlying the exterior of the insulated form to provide for a means of attaching the header or rim joist to the bracket. The bracket is provided an anchoring plate extending from the attaching plate for insertion into the interior of the insulated form. The present invention also provides for a method of attaching a header or rim joist to a concrete wall formed using insulated forms. The method involves cutting a vertical slot in the insulated form and inserting a bracket into the slot. The bracket has an attachment plate for overlying the exterior surface of the insulated form and an anchoring plate extending from the attachment plate through the slot into the interior of the insulated form. Concrete is poured into the form and allowed to set, after which the header or rim joist is attached to the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bailey Metal Products Limited
    Inventor: John Rice
  • Patent number: 9010064
    Abstract: Masonry tie is provided having a base and a retainer plate. The base has back plate and a shaft extending from the back plate. The shaft has a plurality of teeth. The retainer plate has a receiving opening configured to receive the shaft. The retainer plate has a locking arm adjacent the receiving opening. The locking arm is biased to engage at least one of the plurality of teeth when the at least one of the plurality of teeth is adjacent the locking arm to releasably prevent the retainer plate from moving in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kamran Farahmandpour
  • Patent number: 8938927
    Abstract: Insulated metal panel siding system for a structure comprising elongated base members and elongated insulated metal panels. The base member is installed along the base of wall framing for the structure and extends across at least two vertical frame members in the wall framing. The base members has a profile running laterally along the upper side thereof. The insulated metal panel is installed on the wall framing running horizontally across the vertical frame members and abutting the base member. The panel has a rigid foam core, an interior metal facing, and an exterior metal facing. The panel also has a profile running laterally along the lower side thereof. The upper profile of the base member and the lower profile of the panel are adapted to allow the base member and the panel to be joined by a tongue-in-groove joint running horizontally across the wall framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Rick A. Bragg
  • Patent number: 8904730
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8904731
    Abstract: A high-strength laser configured column anchor and anchoring system is disclosed. The high-strength column anchor provides high-strength pullout resistance when embedded within the wall bed joint. Specially-configured apertures, edging and dimension restrictions provide for flow-through mortar embedment within the wall bed joint. The edging provides irregular and regular patterns ensuring a secure fit within the bed joint. The column anchors include a hook attachment portion for secure attachment to the column flanges and optionally include a securement bar or clamp to further secure the column anchor to the column flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr., Ronald P. Hohmann
  • 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: 20140250826
    Abstract: Thermally-isolating wall anchors and reinforcement devices and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed for use in masonry cavity walls. A thermally-isolating coating is applied to the wall anchor, which is interconnected with a wire formative veneer tie. The thermally-isolating coating is selected from a distinct grouping of materials, that are applied using a specific variety of methods, in one or more layers and cured and cross-linked to provide high-strength adhesion. The thermally-coated wall anchors provide an in-cavity thermal break that severs the thermal threads running throughout the cavity wall structure, reducing the U- and K-values of the anchoring system by thermally-isolating the metal components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140237934
    Abstract: A high-strength laser configured column anchor and anchoring system is disclosed. The high-strength column anchor provides high-strength pullout resistance when embedded within the wall bed joint. Specially-configured apertures, edging and dimension restrictions provide for flow-through mortar embedment within the wall bed joint. The edging provides irregular and regular patterns ensuring a secure fit within the bed joint. The column anchors include a hook attachment portion for secure attachment to the column flanges and optionally include a securement bar or clamp to further secure the column anchor to the column flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR., Ronald P. Hohmann
  • Patent number: 8763322
    Abstract: [Problem] To be able to reliably fix a solar battery module in an appropriate position on a roof, to have light weight and few components, and to be able to reliably prevent slipping and perform grounding during temporary placement when the fixing position of the solar battery module is adjusted. [Solution] The present invention comprises: a base metal fitting fixed to a rooftop surface; a height-adjusting metal fitting capable of sliding in a vertical direction relative to the base metal fitting; a position-adjusting metal fitting capable of sliding in a horizontal direction relative to the height-adjusting metal fitting; and a fixing metal fitting for sandwiching and fixing the solar battery module between the fixing metal fitting and the position-adjusting metal fitting from the top and bottom, the fixing metal fitting being attached relative to the position-adjusting metal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nissei Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Hamamura
  • Publication number: 20140165479
    Abstract: A building construction has a foundation, walls and a roof structure, the walls being wrapped by a reinforcement fabric, with the reinforcement fabric being connected to the foundation and the roof structure to tie the roof structure to the foundation for increased resistance to natural disasters. The connection of the reinforcement fabric to the roof structure includes a top rail having a connector plate attached to the roof structure and having an upwardly oriented opening, and a wrapping member about which the reinforcement fabric can be wrapped, the wrapping member having a geometry corresponding with the geometry of the upwardly oriented opening in such a manner that the wrapping member is prevented from rotating in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: WINDWRAP, INC.
    Inventors: Peter CARBONARO, Mark H. SMITH, Haydn B. TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20140075855
    Abstract: An anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed and includes a wall anchor and a high-strength veneer tie. The anchor includes nonconductive thermally-isolating components that maintain the insulation R-values. The anchor features seals located at insertion points in the layers of the interior wythe that stabilize the wall anchor and protect against the entry of liquids and vapor. The veneer tie utilizes a ribbon connector that is cold-worked with the resultant body having substantially semicircular edges and flat surfaces therebetween. The edges are aligned to receive compressive forces transmitted from the outer wythe. The veneer tie, when part of the anchoring system, interengages with the wall anchor and is dimensioned to preclude significant veneer tie movement and to preclude pullout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8667762
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to internal grid keepers for insulating glass units, and/or insulating glass units incorporating the same. The grid keepers of certain example embodiments may include a shoulder bent into an acute angle and may include one or more stamped features on or proximate to the shoulder for engaging with a punched, hollowed, or otherwise formed feature in an edge seal, along with one or more stamped features on an elongate portion extending from the shoulder for engaging with a grid or muntin. In certain example embodiments, the keeper may be on level with or slightly lower than a primary seal so as to reduce the likelihood of the keeper interfering with the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Cooper, Robert A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8631610
    Abstract: A system for attaching gutter protection systems to roofs having shingle/tile like style. A roof clip is adapted to be positioned under a shingles such that a tab extends vertically upward through a keyway between two adjacent roof shingles. The tab receives and secures an upper end of the gutter protection system. The tab is folded over the gutter protector and secured to the based of the roof clip through the keyway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Willert
  • Patent number: 8567148
    Abstract: A device is provided for joining pre-cast concrete sections, the device including a cable loop, wherein the cable sections forming bent portions of the cable loop have sleeves for keeping the cable sections in a bent-over position. The sleeves are plastically deformable before bending and surround the bent portions of the cable sections, but the material of the sleeves is such that the sleeves break under return deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Peikko Group Oy
    Inventor: Hugo Gentil
  • Patent number: 8516763
    Abstract: A tubule assembly for thermally isolating a surface-mounted wall anchor and an anchoring system employing the same are disclosed. The thermally-isolated tubule assembly is adaptable to varied anchor 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 tubule assembly is thermally-isolated through the use of a series of strategically placed compressible nonconductive fittings and set within the perimeter of the anchor base. Seals are formed which preclude penetration of air, moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8484927
    Abstract: A connector for joining a supported member to a supporting member is formed with a series of angularly-joined flanges. The flanges are substantially planar and are substantially vertically oriented, when joining the supported member to the supporting member. The connector allows the end of a supported truss to be connected to a vertical member in the open web of a supporting truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc
    Inventor: Hien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8407960
    Abstract: An article of flashing for a deck includes a channel with a back leg, a first side leg, and a second side leg and further includes an attachment flange fixedly connected to the channel where the channel is adapted to receive decking. A deck flashing system includes a deck with a surface and at least one edge, decking forming the surface of the deck, and flashing extending along the at least one edge, the flashing having a channel adapted to receive the decking. A method of trimming a deck includes erecting deck framing, installing decking on the framing, and installing flashing on at least one edge or the entire perimeter of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Everflash, LLC
    Inventor: Mark William Morsching
  • Patent number: 8387328
    Abstract: A device is provided for joining pre-cast concrete sections, the device including a cable loop, wherein the cable sections forming bent portions of the cable loop have elements for keeping the cable sections in a bent-over position, the elements are cable cores which lie within the cable sections of the cable loop and which are plastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Peikko Group Oy
    Inventor: Hugo Gentil
  • Publication number: 20120311951
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a construction board positioned over a roof deck and a plurality of fastening plates positioned on a top surface of the construction board. At least one connector extends between two of the plurality of fastening plates and is positioned on the top surface of the construction board. The construction boards may be insulation or cover boards, and in certain embodiments may be polyisocyanurate boards. Fasteners are driven through the fastening plates and the construction boards and into an underlying roof deck to secure the construction boards in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: John B. LETTS, Timothy Tackett, Allen Sopko, Michael Hubbard, John Geary
  • Patent number: 8291672
    Abstract: Anchoring systems for use in cavity wall structures having an inner wythe constructed of interengaged composite panels and a veneer outer wythe are disclosed. The wall anchor is disposed within the juncture of the interengaged composite panels and fastened to the frame. The wall anchor maintains a strong interlock with the composite panels and backup wall, maintains insulation integrity and limits thermal transfer, without obstructing the juncture of the composite panels. The anchoring system interlocks with varied veneer ties, allowing vertical and horizontal adjustment for alignment with the bed joints. The anchoring system for composite panels provides an economical, high strength, low weight, insulated backup wall construction for interengagement with a veneer outer wythe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr., Mark J. Klos
  • Patent number: 7971409
    Abstract: A beam shoe for attaching a (first) beam end-on to a load-bearing construction, especially to a second beam disposed in the same plane as the beam to be attached and running at right angles thereto, the beam shoe comprising an originally flat, one-piece, strip-like sheet-metal portion or blank, which is shaped to an upwardly open channel-shaped retaining member having a web-like rectangular bottom for bracing the beam to be attached on the beam shoe as well as two web-like, parallel retaining legs, the retaining member embracing, in assembled condition, an end portion of the beam to be attached at the underside and side faces thereof, the legs, which are bent over upwardly from the bottom at right angles and disposed along two opposite borders of the bottom, being provided with through holes for rod-like fasteners such as nails in particular in order to join the beam shoe to the beam to be attached, the inside spacing of the legs therefore being (at least) as large as (and if necessary somewhat larger than) t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeppe Mølbæk Bak, Henrick Bentsen, Ian Harrison, Jørn Ipsen, Charles-Henri Mathis
  • Patent number: 7941989
    Abstract: An article of flashing for a deck includes a channel with a back leg, a first side leg, and a second side leg and further includes an attachment flange fixedly connected to the channel where the channel is adapted to receive decking. A deck flashing system includes a deck with a surface and at least one edge, decking forming the surface of the deck, and flashing extending along the at least one edge, the flashing having a channel adapted to receive the decking. A method of trimming a deck includes erecting deck framing, installing decking on the framing, and installing flashing on at least one edge or the entire perimeter of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Everflash, LLC
    Inventor: Mark William Morsching
  • Publication number: 20110047926
    Abstract: A support bracket (10) for anchoring cladding tiles (40) to a support wall structure (54), the support bracket (10) comprising: a substantially elongated base plate portion (12) attachable to the support will structure (54), the base plate portion (12) defining a base first end edge (20) and a substantially opposed base second end edge (18), the base plate portion (12) also defining a base first side (22) and a substantially opposed base second side (24); and a substantially elongated flange portion (30) extending from the base first side (14), the flange portion (30) having a substantially T-shaped lateral cross-section, the flange portion (30) defining a flange first end edge (64) and a substantially opposed flange second end edge (56), the flange portion (30) being substantially longitudinally offset relatively to the base plate portion (12) such that the flange portion (30) is protruding from the base first end edge (20) substantially adjacent the flange first end edge (64); the base plate portion (12) an
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Guy De Bray
  • Patent number: 7845137
    Abstract: A folded wall anchor and an anchoring system employing the same are disclosed. The anchor is a folded sheetmetal construct utilizable with various wire formative veneer ties. The folded wall tie enables the junctures of the legs and the base of the wall anchor to be located inboard from the periphery of the wall anchor and the legs to fully or partially sheath the mounting hardware. The sheathing function unifies the openings in the insulation required for installation and forms an anchoring system that is less intrusive. Upon installation with the surfaces of the enfolded leg and of the base coplanar, the leg and mounting hardware insertion point is sealed thereby. This sealing precludes penetration of air, moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure. Various embodiments show wall anchor configurations with suitable veneer ties and differing sheathing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100229490
    Abstract: A device is provided for joining pre-cast concrete sections, the device including a cable loop, wherein the cable sections forming bent portions of the cable loop have sleeves for keeping the cable sections in a bent-over position. The sleeves are plastically deformable before bending and surround the bent portions of the cable sections, but the material of the sleeves is such that the sleeves break under return deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Gerhard Krummel
    Inventor: Hugo Gentil
  • Publication number: 20100212247
    Abstract: A block wall system including a block wall having a multiplicity of courses of blocks; at least one longitudinal reinforcement bar that extends through the block wall; and at least one bracket for locating the longitudinal reinforcement bar; wherein the longitudinal reinforcement bar passes through the void of at least one block in the block wall and through a capture zone of the bracket located within the block wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Oliver Kohl, Jamie Christopher Curran, Craig Stephen Thorley, Christopher Charles Rafferty
  • Publication number: 20100175344
    Abstract: A bracket system for assembling playground equipment includes a plurality of deck support brackets, at least two vertical frame brackets, at least two horizontal frame brackets, a swing bracket, and at least two ladder brackets. The deck support brackets secure horizontal deck support beams to vertical frame beams at first points along the vertical frame beams. The vertical frame brackets attach to at least two adjacent vertical frame beams at second points above the first points. The at least two horizontal frame brackets fix at least one horizontal frame beam to the at least two adjacent vertical frame beams at the second points; the horizontal frame brackets and the vertical frame brackets interconnect. The swing bracket fastens a swing support beam to the at least one horizontal frame beam at a third point along the at least one horizontal frame beam. The at least two ladder brackets connect a ladder to one of the horizontal deck support beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Gadd, Giovanni Piccione
  • Publication number: 20100071307
    Abstract: A folded wall anchor and an anchoring system employing the same are disclosed. The anchor is a folded sheetmetal construct utilizable with various wire formative veneer ties. The folded wall tie enables the junctures of the legs and the base of the wall anchor to be located inboard from the periphery of the wall anchor and the legs to fully or partially sheath the mounting hardware. The sheathing function unifies the openings in the insulation required for installation and forms an anchoring system that is less intrusive. Upon installation with the surfaces of the enfolded leg and of the base coplanar, the leg and mounting hardware insertion point is sealed thereby. This sealing precludes penetration of air, moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure. Various embodiments show wall anchor configurations with suitable veneer ties and differing sheathing arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100064626
    Abstract: A hanger for supporting joists or beams in insulated concrete formwork (ICF) systems has two parallel side plates having inner and outer sections, plus an L-shaped support member comprising a horizontal leg extending between the lower edges of the outer sections of the side plates, and an upward-extending vertical leg which demarcates the inner and outer side plate sections. The inner sections of the side plates are passed through slits in one insulation panel of an ICF wall-forming system, until the support member's vertical leg abuts the outer face of the insulation panel, leaving the side plate inner sections extending partially into the formwork cavity. The joist or beam to be supported may be set on the horizontal leg of the support member either before or after the concrete wall is cast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Lavern Kittlitz, RubyAnn Kittlitz
  • Publication number: 20100011697
    Abstract: Plantation hurricane tie connection that connects exterior roof rafters in “plantation” style houses to the exterior of the supporting wall using fasteners to attach the connector to the sides of the exterior roof rafters to the wall sheathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Hien Nguyen, Jin-jie Lin
  • Patent number: 7617648
    Abstract: A thermal framing component for use in wall framing. The thermal framing component includes an elongated web with tabs in alternating positions and with at least some bent at right angles to the web. The bent tabs form slots on both sides of the web into which rigid insulation is reciprocally received. The tabs also provide mounting surfaces for exterior sheathing or finish materials. The component may be used in metal framing, wood framing, or a combination thereof. The component may improve thermal performance of a wall by limiting the heat transfer through the wall, for example, by avoiding direct paths for conduction of heat through the wall. Methods of making and installing the component and assemblies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Nucon Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Donald R. Moody
  • Publication number: 20090277125
    Abstract: A structural tie or strap in the form of a connector for use in the construction industry. The connector is substantially rectangular with fixing points at either end for fastening to walls or the like and includes an acoustic attenuation mechanism to enhance acoustic performance between the walls. The acoustic attenuation mechanism is embodied as folds, apertures and/or openings through the connector which prevent direct passage of sound and vibration waves through the connector, between the walls. An embodiment as a party wall strap is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Cullen Building Products Limited
    Inventors: Robert Sean Smith, Scott McAndrew
  • Patent number: 7614195
    Abstract: Joint clips of the invention are used in grids for suspended ceilings, at selected intersections, to create separate areas of ceiling that move independently of one another during an earthquake, to prevent a buildup of momentum in the entire ceiling. In one embodiment disclosed herein, the clips extend laterally of a selected main beam, and are formed of a pair of loosely connected identical segments that are slidably secured to a selected main beam by a cut-out in the segments. The clip extends laterally across a selected main beam and slidably receives the end of a cross beam in a pocket of the clip that extends laterally on each side of the selected main beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventors: William J. Platt, Sandor Frecska
  • Publication number: 20090272064
    Abstract: A gusset connector plate for anchoring a safety line to a roof truss, a roof truss and an anchoring system incorporating the same. The plate is substantially planar and includes an attachment region and an anchor portion. Teeth extend from the attachment region and into the sides of truss members that form the peak of the roof truss. The anchor portion extends laterally beneath the peak and a hole defined therein receives the connector for the security line. The hole is disposed below the lower surfaces of the truss members and vertically beneath the peak. The plate is permanently engaged with the truss. A single plate or a pair of plates may be incorporated in the roof truss and utilized in the anchoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Crookston
  • Patent number: 7587874
    Abstract: A folded wall anchor and an anchoring system employing the same are disclosed. The anchor is a folded sheetmetal construct utilizable with various wire formative veneer ties. The folded wall tie enables the junctures of the legs and the base of the wall anchor to be located inboard from the periphery of the wall anchor and the legs to fully or partially sheath the mounting hardware. The sheathing function unifies the openings in the insulation required for installation and forms an anchoring system that is less intrusive. Upon installation with the surfaces of the enfolded leg and of the base coplanar, the leg and mounting hardware insertion point is sealed thereby. This sealing precludes penetration of air, moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure. Various embodiments show wall anchor configurations with suitable veneer ties and differing sheathing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090199505
    Abstract: Brackets and systems thereof are provided. Brackets include a web, a first flange, and a second flange. The first flange extends from the web and has an end portion from which a resilient arm extends inwardly towards the web at an incline. The second flange extends from the web opposed and generally parallel to the first flange, and includes a first end, a first extension extending from the first end outwardly from the web and generally parallel to the second flange, the first extension having a second end, and a second extension extending from the second end generally parallel to the first extension. The first extension and the second extension define a guideway for slidably receiving an object. Systems include brackets of the present invention coupling an object to a stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Brian Matthew Loehlein
  • Patent number: 7562506
    Abstract: Notched, surface-mounted wall anchors and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed. The anchor is a notched, folded sheetmetal construct utilizable with various wire formative veneer ties. The depth of the notch is greater than the combined thickness of the wallboard and the waterproofing layer. Various embodiments show wall anchor configurations with suitable veneer ties and differing sheathing arrangements. The notches, upon surface-mounting of the wall anchor, form small wells in the portion of the notch extending into the insulation, which wells entrain water vapor, condensate and water, and relieve the same from being driven into the wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7506479
    Abstract: A wall either wholly or partially made from a shear-resisting assembly that has a shear transfer device, or plate, disposed between the bottom strut and the underlying foundation. The shear transfer device joins the two anchor bolts, eliminating intermediate foundation bolts by transferring lateral shear loads to the anchor bolts in combination with the bottom strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 7503148
    Abstract: An improved connector and connection formed with a seat member that is stiffened by first and second reinforcing flanges and first, second and third back wall members. When used as a hanger, the connector includes a seat member, first, second and third backwall members which are connected to a supporting girder and first and second side members are connected to the seat member. First, second, third and fourth flange arms integrally connected to the third back wall member are connected to up to four supported wood trusses or supported wood framing members which rest on the seat member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin-Jie Lin