Having Rigid Shank-type Anchor Patents (Class 52/718.05)
  • Patent number: 8516770
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of a fixed pane on a car body flange and to a fastening clip for mounting the fixed pane which has a molding arranged on the pane circumferential edge and wherein on the molding at least one retaining member facing towards the body flange is provided for accommodating said fastening clip before the fastening clip for mounting the pane to the body flange is fixed in an insertion through-hole of the body flange in an automatically locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Richard Fritz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Bissinger, Erich Herbst, Guido Knupfer, Joachim Scheufler
  • Patent number: 7997043
    Abstract: A molding system for use in interior spaces for use either with new construction or finished spaces, and in addition can be used with either a suspended ceiling or conventional ceiling, whereby the molding is incorporated with the wall and ceiling surfaces in such a manner that the joints with the ceiling and wall are plumb and being mounted such that the decorative molding surface of the molding can be installed in a finished form that does not require further finishing after installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Robert MacMillan, Jeremy P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7854101
    Abstract: A system for attaching a component to a substrate, such as a vehicle. The system comprises a bracket. At least one fastener is coupled to the bracket and is engageable to the vehicle. A component is assembled to the bracket such that a lip of the component contacts a tab of the bracket, and the bracket at least partially engages a gap defined by the lip and an interior surface of the component. The component is attached to the vehicle when the fastener is engaged with the vehicle. A method employs the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Andrew K. Swayne, Jeremy J. Weinandy
  • Patent number: 7703245
    Abstract: A seal system is utilized with flat, rough, and/or ribbed wall surfaces and includes a top dock pad and two substantially parallel side dock pads, which substantially frame a doorway at a loading dock. The dock pads are secured to the wall by a plurality of mounting brackets. The dock pads include a first foam layer coupled to a rear portion of a backing structure. The first foam layer operates to accommodate, or substantially “fill-in”, any surface irregularities of the building wall surface, such as a rough wall texture and rib surfaces, to provide an airtight or substantially airtight seal between the building and the seal structure. The dock pads also include a second foam layer coupled to a front portion of the backing structure. The second foam layer is employed to create an effective seal between the building and a rear portion of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Chalfant Sewing Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Chalfant
  • Patent number: 7383664
    Abstract: A seal system is utilized with flat, rough, and/or ribbed wall surfaces and includes a top dock pad and two substantially parallel side dock pads, which substantially frame a doorway at a loading dock. The dock pads are secured to the wall by a plurality of mounting brackets. The dock pads include a first foam layer coupled to a rear portion of a backing structure. The first foam layer operates to accommodate, or substantially “fill-in”, any surface irregularities of the building wall surface, such as a rough wall texture and rib surfaces, to provide an airtight or substantially airtight seal between the building and the seal structure. The dock pads also include a second foam layer coupled to a front portion of the backing structure. The second foam layer is employed to create an effective seal between the building and a rear portion of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Chalfant Sewing Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Chalfant
  • Patent number: 7287353
    Abstract: A compressible seal for a loading dock includes a pliable heat shield that helps protect the seal from concentrated heat generated by a truck's taillight being pressed against the seal. The seal includes a compressible foam core protected by a tough outer covering. The heat shield is preferably placed against the foam core, just underneath the cover. The shield reflects heat away from the foam and helps disperse the heat over a broader area to reduce the peak temperature of any hot spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Thill, Charles J. Ashelin
  • Patent number: 7028436
    Abstract: Cementitious exterior sheathing products are provided which include a rigid support member affixed to a cementitious layer. The rigid support member includes at least one nailing flange disposed along one of its lateral sides for allowing the sheathing product to be affixed to an exterior wall of a building. Preferred mechanical and adhesive bonding techniques are suggested for combining the cementitious layer and rigid support member together to form an integrated product. Such products are lighter in weight and are more crack resistant than currently available fiber cement trim boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: William Paul Bezubic, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6786016
    Abstract: A baseboard and insect capturing assembly includes a base panel having a first side, a second side, a top edge, a bottom edge, and a pair of end edges. The base has a plurality of openings extending therethrough for receiving fasteners to be extended through a wall. A trough for holding insecticide is attached to the first side of the base panel. The trough generally extends between the end edges and is positioned generally between the top edge and the bottom edge. A covering is positionable over the base. The covering has an outer surface, an inner surface, an upper edge and a lower edge. The lower edge has a plurality notches therein. A securing assembly is attached to the first side of the base panel and the inner surface of the covering for releasably securing the covering to the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Weldon B. Wood
  • Patent number: 6698154
    Abstract: The present invention involves a window trim system with a bracket and trim ring, and a method of installing the same. The window trim system includes a clamping bracket which is press fit and screwed into preformed channels in the window frame. The clamping bracket has a receiving portion, such as a depression or catch, for interfitting with an engagement portion of the trim ring, such as a protrusion or catch. A trim ring is then snapped into place over the clamping bracket, thus hiding the screw head from sight. Advantageously, the window trim system is capable of securing the window frame to the vehicle wall with a minimal number of brackets and screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: ASV Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis R. Vance
  • Publication number: 20030126825
    Abstract: A sealing mold arrangement includes at least an elongated mold strip adapted for mounting to an attachment corner edge of a panel frame such as a door and window frame. The elongated mold strip has an elongated first and second attachment surfaces and an alignment corner edge formed at a common line-edge where the first attachment surface meets the second attachment surface. Each of the first and second attachment surfaces has a longitudinally extended positioning guider sharp edge, a longitudinal attachment groove transversally extended from the positioning guider sharp edge towards an inner portion of the respective first and second attachment surfaces, and an edge gap surface transversally and inclinedly extended from the positioning guider sharp edge to the distal side edge of the respective first and second attachment surface to form an edge gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Lin Jun Dai
  • Publication number: 20020178684
    Abstract: There is disclosed a family of structurally related extrusions which find broad utility as edge and comer trim and connectors for counter tops, cabinet faces and other sheet-like panels. The extrusions serve as joinders or couplers to cover and to protect exposed edges of the panels, to increase the load capacity of the panels, and to enhance the visual appearance thereof. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the extrusion defines spaced parallel arms forming a U-shaped channel into which an elongate edge of the panel is slidably received. Integrally-formed extensions of the arms define flanges forming coextensive opposed upper and lower slots for securing a decorative plate-like band to seat therewithin along a lineal expanse of the elongate extrusion. A wall bridging between upper and lower arms of the extrusion is formed with post means for insertion of a screw-like fastener therethrough for securing the extrusion in place against the presented end face of the sandwiched panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Harry Barnett
  • Publication number: 20020121067
    Abstract: A window shutter frame for attaching window shutters to a wall comprising an elongate frame base having a first length, a top surface, a bottom surface, and a first longitudinal axis, the top surface having a mounting channel with a first width, the mounting channel extending parallel to the first longitudinal axis of the frame base along the entire first length of the frame base, the mounting channel having a base surface and a first side surface and a second side surface, the base surface of the mounting channel having one or more mounting points through which fasteners may be disposed; and an elongate concealing strip for insertion into the mounting channel having a second width, a second length, and a second longitudinal axis, the second width of the concealing strip being approximately equal to the first width of the mounting channel, the second length of the concealing strip being approximately equal to the first length of the frame base, such that upon insertion of the concealing strip into the mountin
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Keng-Hao Nien, Kendall W. Prince
  • Patent number: 6381915
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a molding, a molding, and a mounting system including the mounting device and the molding. A method for mounting the molding using the mounting device is also provided. The mounting device is adapted for mounting to a surface and has a protective lip to retain and protect an inner edge of the molding. The mounting device also has a snap-catch for securing the molding. The molding has a decorative top surface and an underside adapted to receive the snap-catch of the mounting device and to prevent interference of the molding with fasteners used to secure the mounting device to the surface. The arrangement provides for quick, snap mounting and/or demounting the molding to the mounting device without the need for removal of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Selectrim Corporation
    Inventor: James Wood
  • Patent number: 6345480
    Abstract: The invention provides a height-adjustable bridging device for joints between floor coverings. The bridging device includes an upper element and a base element. The upper element includes a generally perpendicular retaining bar. The retaining bar includes a holding device. The base element also includes retaining bars which are structured to cooperate with the upper element retaining bar holding device. A support device, which includes another upper element retaining bar and a force uptake piece, such as a base element bar, is disposed on the upper element and the base element respectively. The support device aids in preventing the upper element from tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Hermann Friedrich Kunne GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans A. Kemper, Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 6286286
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for mounting architectural moldings. A molding is provided with a retaining groove. A two part fastener is provided having a female portion and a male portion. The female portion is asymmetrical with a first width in a first direction that is less than a narrowest width of the retaining groove and a second width in a second direction larger than the narrowest width of the retaining groove. The female portion is inserted into the retaining groove when oriented in the first direction. The female portion is then rotated within the retaining groove until the female portion is wedged in the retaining groove in the second direction and thereby precluded from removal. The male portion is mounted to a surface prior to mating with the female portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: David Murray Simonar
  • Patent number: 6272799
    Abstract: A loading dock seal includes a low-profile backer that is vertically adjustable relative to a wall-mounted bracket to facilitate the installation of the seal. In some embodiments the bracket is generally U-shaped with a turned-in lip on one leg of the U-shape. The backer, to which a compressible foam pad is attached, is similarly U-shaped to nest within the bracket. During installation of the seal, the turned-in lip restrains the backer horizontally, yet allows the backer to be adjusted vertically to properly position the seal. Once properly adjusted, an added fastener further fixes the backer to the bracket, so that the seal is fixed both horizontally and vertically. In some embodiments, the low profile of the backer is achieved by forming the both the backer and the bracket out of sheet metal. The backer includes elongated channels or slots for bolt head clearance to accommodate anchor bolts that connect the bracket to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Ashelin, Jason D. Miller
  • Patent number: 6173544
    Abstract: A ceiling system for attachment to an existing ceiling. The system comprises a plurality of laths, each lath mounted to an existing ceiling, wherein each lath is provided with at least a first slot and a second slot, the second slot parallel to the first slot; a cloth stretched between the laths, wherein the cloth is detachably fixed in the first slot by a strip clamped down therein, and a cover mould having a rib, the rib detachably clamped down in the second slot, the cover mould extending beyond the strip positioned in the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph Spanjers