Having Resilient-type Anchor Patents (Class 52/718.06)
  • Patent number: 10202777
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a securement device for securing molding to a surface. The securement device has a base attached to a surface. A stem extends from the base and has a top portion opposite from the base. A pair of flexible curved structures extends laterally from opposite sides of the stem toward the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Leavey
  • Patent number: 9021765
    Abstract: Substrates such as sheet metal components may be kept spaced apart from each other using a molded polymeric spacing device. The spacing device has a main body with a thickness corresponding to the desired minimum spacing between the substrates and, extending from the main body or a base connected to said main body, an attachment member capable of being inserted into an opening in one of the substrates, but resistant to being easily withdrawn from such opening. Noise and vibration that might otherwise be generated or propagated by closely proximate substrates are reduced through the use of such molded polymeric spacing devices, which may be integrally fashioned from a rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hankel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mark W. Ziehm, Michael J. Radlick, III, Lawrence R. Weber
  • Patent number: 8959724
    Abstract: A fixing element fixes a part to a support wall. When the fixing element is inserted into an opening in the support wall and reaches a predetermined end position, the fixing element locks to the support wall. The fixing element includes a stop element, a snap-on element, and an unlocking element. The stop element bears against a side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The snap-on element is positioned on an inner side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The unlocking element is connected to the snap-on element. The unlocking element is configured to permit the snap-on element to be unlocked and the fixing element to be removed from the opening. An installation tool and a testing tool may be used in conjunction with the fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Takata AG
    Inventors: Peter Baumgartner, Ralf Gutmann, Oliver Glöckler
  • Patent number: 8205396
    Abstract: A combination fascia cover system is provided including a base plate having a shorter portion for lying atop the roof edge and a longer portion at right angles to the first portion for overlying the upper sidewall and being attached thereto by threaded fasteners through a series of holes perforating the longer portion. The shorter portion of the base plate having, at its distal end, an upwardly extending flange for creating an upward spacing away from the roofing system and at end of the flange a partially reinforced pocket is formed by overlying folds to form the pocket. The cover plate is mounted over the base plate with a spring clip having uniquely spaced bends configured to match the dimensions of the base and cover plates, which spring clip engages the pocket, the base plate and the cover plate to retain the base and cover plates in tensioned spaced relationship while engaged together with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: George Atiyeh, Sr., George Atiyeh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8171698
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for fastening a finishing strip (2) with a support (1) forming a wall leg (4), which support comprises at least one upwardly protruding holding web (8) engaging in a downwardly open groove (9) of the finishing strip (2) for clamping accommodation of the finishing strip. In order to enable securing the finishing strip (2) in the mounting position it is proposed that the support (1) comprises at least one resilient securing tongue (10) with a leg extending approximately parallel to the holding web (8), which securing tongue overlaps a securing stop (12) of the finishing strip (2) which extends transversally to the holding web (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer jun.
  • 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: 7861384
    Abstract: A fixing element fixes a part to a support wall. When the fixing element is inserted into an opening in the support wall and reaches a predetermined end position, the fixing element locks to the support wall. The fixing element includes a stop element, a snap-on element, and an unlocking element. The stop element bears against a side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The snap-on element is positioned on an inner side of the support wall when the fixing element is locked to the support wall. The unlocking element is connected to the snap-on element. The unlocking element is configured to permit the snap-on element to be unlocked and the fixing element to be removed from the opening. An installation tool and a testing tool may be used in conjunction with the fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Takata-Petri AG
    Inventor: Peter Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 7698867
    Abstract: A siding trim clip having a substantially N-shaped profile is formed having a first gripping portion and a second biasing portion. The gripping portion includes a curved upper arch having an interior with opposing inwardly and upwardly oriented gripping fingers, arranged for accepting and securing an edge location of a siding member by way of a triangular gripping pattern. The biasing portion includes a lower inverted arch and linear portions for providing an outward biasing of the edge location of a siding member to hold it away from a wall structure and up against an outside edge of a pre-established finishing cavity. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventors: Craig B. Stucko, Harald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7380381
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modesty panel capable of being stably attached to a fixing surface of a building side regardless of the unevenness of the fixing surface, and an external wall construction structure in which the modesty panel is attached. In the external wall construction structure, a base member 10 provided with an upper attaching portion 12 and a lower attaching portion 13 is fixed to the building external wall surface 2. The base member 10 has first and second engaging stepped portions 16 and 17. To this base member 10, a modesty panel main body 30, provided with first and second engaging ridges 32 and 33, is outwardly engaged. In a superimposed region S formed by the engagement, a fixing screw 4 is screwed to integrally and firmly fix the modesty panel main body 30 and the base member 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Nichiha Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Honda
  • Patent number: 7073230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic clip, for the detachable connection of a trim plate to a support piece, in particular, to the door frame of a motor vehicle. The clip comprises a head piece (1) and an anchoring foot (2), which may be inserted in an opening in the support piece (4) and an upper part (3), for fixing to the trim plate (6), which may be connected to the head piece (1) in a snap-fastening manner. The head piece (1) has the form of an open cylinder, with a central recess (7), on the edge (8) of which inwardly-projecting support segments (9) are formed, in order to guarantee application of the clip, even with variations in tolerance between the fixing site on the trim plate (6) and the fixing opening (5) in the support piece (4). Furthermore, a support plate (10) is provided above the anchoring foot (2), above which a T-shaped support pin (11) extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: A. Raymond & CIE
    Inventor: Daniel Boville
  • Patent number: 7055291
    Abstract: A clip for a sash molding comprises an elongated end cap adapted to be inserted into an end portion of the sash molding, a fastener adapted to be fixed to a door pillar, and a lip for filling a gap between the sash molding and the door pillar. The fastener and the end cap are made of hard plastic material, and are integrally molded to one another. The lip is made of soft plastic material, and is integrally connected to the end cap in a predetermined configuration, by pouring the soft plastic material in its molten state onto a predetermined region of the end cap and solidifying the soft plastic material thereon. The clip may also include a cover portion, made of a soft plastic material, that continuously extends from the lip and is integrally connected to an end of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignees: Newfrey LLC, Sankei Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Nakanishi, Takashi Yamanaka, Hideaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 6601355
    Abstract: A wall protection assembly includes an elongated wall protector member having an impact surface adapted to face away from a wall and a mounting surface adapted to face the wall. At least two resilient mounting clips secure the protector member to the wall. Each mounting clip has a mounting base adapted to be affixed to the wall in concealed relation to the protector member and at least one resilient hook projecting from the base and received in a groove in the protector member in captured relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Construction Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kreitz, Thomas A. Shreiner
  • Publication number: 20020108327
    Abstract: A removable lineal and finishing system for framing doors or windows. The removable lineal includes a cover portion and a channel portion. The channel portion includes a latch portion for detachably mounting the lineal to a J-channel. The latch portion of the lineal is inserted between a hook portion of the J-channel and a siding material. A gap in the J-channel receives and secures siding materials. The J-channel is mounted to a wall of a building and abuts a frame for a door or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Certain Teed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Shaw
  • Patent number: 6405494
    Abstract: A solar module assembly comprising a solar module, at least one locating part in the form of a profiled rail with a longitudinally extending slot therein and a clip with a hook for fixing the solar module to the profiled rail when the clip is inserted in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wismeth
  • 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