Fabrication Of Member, Module, Etc. Patents (Class 52/745.19)
  • Patent number: 11319712
    Abstract: A panel including a panel top side and a panel underside and including at least four panel margins which are situated opposite one another in pairwise fashion, having complementary holding profiles which are provided in pairwise fashion on the panel margins and which fit together such that identical panels are fastenable to one another, wherein at least one of the holding profile pairs is equipped with hook profiles, specifically with a receiving hook on one panel margin and with an arresting hook on the opposite panel margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: I4F Licensing NV
    Inventor: Hans-Jürgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 11153981
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a cable management device. In one example, the cable management device has a planar base with a plurality of mounting holes, a first wing framing a first slot positioned along a first side of the base, and a second wing framing a second slot along a second side of the base. The wings may flex from a first configuration to a second configuration in response to a contact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Ross Christopher Stalter, William Zang, Del France
  • Patent number: 10737468
    Abstract: The present invention provides high security polycarbonate laminates integrated with insulated glazing units (IGU) to produce high security windows. The laminate comprises at least nine layers, in the following order: (i) an insulated glazing unit; (ii) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (iii) a polycarbonate; (iv) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (v) a polycarbonate; (vi) a thermoplastic polyurethane; (vii) a glass; (viii) a thermoplastic polyurethane; and (ix) a polycarbonate. A frame may surround and overbite the laminate. An array of framed laminates may be arranged such that one framed laminate may be removed, without removing an adjacent laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Plaskolite Massachusetts, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Pyles, Jessica Boyer, Isaac Platte, David Rocco
  • Patent number: 10450053
    Abstract: Methods for using predictive shimming to optimize part-to-part alignment. In accordance with one embodiment, the process uses measurement data acquired from mating surfaces and key features to virtually align two parts in a manner that optimizes the final orientation of the parts and determines the geometry of the shim needed to achieve this orientation during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Doyle, Christopher A. Greer, Brian D. Smith, Richard M. Wcislak
  • Patent number: 10307962
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) laser-based scan of a façade of a structure is conducted. Based on data of the 3D laser-based scan, a 3D computer model of the façade is generated. Then, a design of insulation to be installed on the façade is determined based on the generated 3D computer model. According to the determined design, insulation is fabricated via an automated fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: Steven Van Dessel
  • Patent number: 9990446
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a number of filler members. The apparatus comprises a surface model generator and an analyzer. The surface model generator generates a first surface model of a surface and a second surface model of a flexible surface. The surface and the flexible surface are to be mated to form a mated surface and a mated flexible surface. The analyzer performs a structural analysis using the first surface model and the second surface model to identify a predicted final shape of the mated flexible surface. The predicted final shape of the mated flexible surface is used to form the number of filler members to fill a number of spaces between the mated surface and the mated flexible surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Christie Dusty Lagally, Adriana Willempje Blom, Gregory John Shish, Darrell D. Jones
  • Patent number: 9522492
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer program for manufacturing a pre-insulated skeleton framing segment for a building to be constructed, wherein an assembly with a hollow space is provided, to which a data carrier is fitted including data from which a quantity of raw materials required for forming a foam insulation layer of a thickness in the hollow space can be determined, which quantity is calculated, and which raw materials are inserted in the hollow space, and foam and harden there during a period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Dirk Arnauts
  • Patent number: 9297165
    Abstract: A method for applying plaster to an external wall (1), wherein a plaster carrier in the form of plates (2) is attached to a lathwork or corresponding spacer elements (8, 14) on the external side of the wall (1), whereupon the plaster is applied in a substantially continuous surface extending over joints (9, 13) between the plates (2). For the plaster carrier, a composite plate (2) is used comprising a central supporting layer (4) of insulating material and an inner and outer reinforced, fire retardant plaster layer (5, 6) on either side of the supporting layer (4). The plaster carrier plates (2) are attached to the wall (1) by means of fastening devices (10) which are inserted through the plaster carrier plates (2) from the outside, a reinforcement (11) is placed over the joints (9, 13) between the plaster carrier plates (2) and at least some of the fastening devices (10), and a finishing plaster layer is applied to said reinforcement (11) and the outer plaster layer (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Ola Øystein Thorsnes
  • Patent number: 9162381
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer program for manufacturing a pre-insulated skeleton framing segment (1) for a building to be constructed, wherein an assembly (2) with a hollow space (14) is provided, to which a data carrier (40) is fitted including data from which a quantity of raw materials required for forming a foam insulation layer of a thickness (15) in the hollow space (14) can be determined, which quantity is calculated, and which raw materials are inserted in the hollow space (14), and foam and harden there during a period (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Dirk Arnauts
  • Publication number: 20150135624
    Abstract: A ladder-type solid-wood two-layer floor product and related methods are provided. The floor product includes a floor support main body layer and an upper decorative surface layer. The main body layer is formed by splicing two parallel frames and a group of strip-shaped solid-wood cores parallel to each other and perpendicular to the frames. The floor product has a simple structure and high economic value. It avoids bending, deformation and the like from internal stress due to temperature and humidity variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dawei Li
  • Patent number: 9032690
    Abstract: An insulation element for thermal and/or acoustic insulation of a flat roof or a flat inclined roof comprises a first layer made of mineral fibers, and a second layer made of at least one fabric, whereby the second layer is fixed to a major surface of the first layer by an adhesive. To reduce the adhesive costs and the risk of blistering the roof membrane at the application stage, the second layer is impregnated with a filler. The second layer in combination with the filler has a permeability allowing hot air gases to pass through the second layer and closing the second layer for the penetration of a glue or adhesive in the direction to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Hendricius Geradus Maria Beckers
  • Publication number: 20150121794
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of reveal architectural panels and a tool/clamp for assembly thereof. The apparatus and method replace prior art assembly methods and fasteners with adhesives and a dedicated particularly designed clamp to facilitate assembly. The frame members are modified to facilitate assembly with adhesive sealants and removal of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Koetje
  • Publication number: 20150113886
    Abstract: A pre-embedded piece includes a reinforcing steel bar and a screw rod. The reinforcing steel bar includes a body and an embossed portion formed on an outer periphery of the body. An end of the screw rod is connected to an end of the reinforcing steel bar. A method for producing a pre-embedded piece includes preparing a reinforcing steel bar and a screw rod. The reinforcing steel bar includes a body and an embossed portion formed on an outer periphery of the body. The reinforcing steel bar and the screw rod are placed end to end and fused together. A reinforcing steel structure of an embodiment includes a plurality of main bars, a plurality of hooped columns, and a plurality of pre-embedded pieces. A reinforcing steel structure of another embodiment includes a plurality of hooped columns and a plurality of pre-embedded pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shin-Ming Chang, Fu-Yuan Lu, Ju-Chuan Ko, Cheng-Yu Lee, Ying-Ying Lu, Chien-Hui Lu, Yun-Sheng Lu
  • Patent number: 9003723
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a steel pipe stiffening brace member which has a shaft constituted of a main shaft member and an auxiliary shaft member and a stiffening steel pipe obtained by connecting side edges of four flat steels surrounding the shaft to each other. In the stiffening steel pipe, inside nook portions facing a side edge of the main shaft member are formed in stiffening members 25 and 26 having a V- or L-shaped cross section by fillet welding, and outside corner portions 25b and 26b are formed in the stiffening members 25 and 26 by partial penetration welding. Thereafter, side edges of the stiffening members 25 and 26 are abutted against each other, outside corner portions 27b and 28b are temporarily assembled by partial penetration welding, and outside corner portions 25b and 26b and outside corner portions 27b and 28b are subjected to partial penetration welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Ueki, Hiroumi Shimokawa, Munetada Yamaji, Taku Funaba
  • Patent number: 8991135
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved lightweight panel, novel uses thereof, as well as to an improved method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: M. Kaindl
    Inventor: Leonhard Schitter
  • Patent number: 8991056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a group of elongate panels for imitating a slat, the group comprising at least two slat end panels which have respectively a first short traverse edge and a second short traverse edge and two longitudinal edges and which, when the first respective short traverse edges are placed end to end or are arranged on the end of short traverse edges of at least one elongate intermediate panel, form a slat which has a continuous decoration on the joint of the traverse edges. The panels may have bevel longitudinal edges on their decorated sides, and the second short traversal edge of the respective slat end panel is formed on the decorated side as a bevel transversal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG
    Inventor: Michael Gerbl
  • Patent number: 8984830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat insulation element for insulating building facades, in particular for heat insulation composite systems, composed of a heat insulating board and a reinforcement mesh that can be penetrated by fastening elements, in particular plugs, wherein the reinforcement mesh is placed in the area of a large surface of the heat insulating board. It is the object of the invention to avoid the disadvantages of the state of the art and in particular to provide a heat insulation element which even in case of high tightening torques of the fastening elements does not excessively tends to be deformed into the direction of the building facade. This aim is achieved by a heat insulation element according to the invention, in which the reinforcement mesh is arranged as a component of an abutment at a distance to the surface of the heat insulating board and in which the reinforcement mesh comprises a surface area which is smaller than the area of the surface of the heat insulating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Rockwool International A/S, Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Rolf Wieleba
  • Publication number: 20150013217
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to cross-functional architectural greenhouse glass, greenhouses including cross-functional architectural greenhouse glass, and/or associated methods. Certain example embodiments involve combining sensor, functional coating, glass patterning, and/or glass composition selection technologies to produce flat or bent substrates suitable for use in such example applications. It advantageously becomes possible in certain example instances to give growers more control over their individual greenhouses (including portions thereof), while also switching from a more qualitative, to a more quantitative, growing operational approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: C. Brett JOHNSON, Lance BONIN, Bryon ADAMCZYK
  • Patent number: 8925284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a building panel. The building panel includes a core including first geopolymer concrete. One or more protective layers are located adjacent the core. Each protective layer includes second geopolymer concrete of greater density than the first geopolymer concrete. In one embodiment, passages are defined along which air can move within the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Halok Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Wilfred Reid
  • Publication number: 20150000226
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a unitized precast grillage foundation for supporting a structure comprising: a plurality of anchoring elements defining a grid for resting on an underlying surface; a base connected on the grid, the base comprising at least a first footing and a second footing spaced apart and at least one connecting member between and connected to the at least first footing and the second footing; and a beam-column projecting upwardly from the base, and a method of making same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Juan Ignacio CARIAGA, Don ZAKARIASEN
  • Patent number: 8910455
    Abstract: A composite steel I-beam member. The member includes confined top and bottom flanges, and a composite laminated web. The confined flange comprises a wooden core and a metal jacket wrapped around an outer perimeter of the wooden core. The overall load carrying capacity of the composite I-beam is significantly increased through a list of composite actions occurring in the individual components and their connections. Most importantly, a two-way lateral interaction can be normal to the interface between the metal jacket and the wooden core and provide an amount of compressive support to the top flange surpassing the sum of amount of support provided by the metal jacket and the wooden core when being used separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 8910452
    Abstract: A hurricane tie fastener and method are provided for securing a truss to a wall structural member. The fastener includes upper and lower vertical perpendicular plates with respective nail-receiving through holes formed therein. A horizontal arm extends from adjacent the bottom of the upper plate away from the lower plate. A leg extends upwardly from the arm. A truss-receiving space is formed between the upper plate and leg having a top entrance opening for receiving the bottom of the truss when the fastener is moved upwardly relative to the truss. The fastener is self-supporting on the truss to make the nailing of the fastener to the truss and wall member easier and safer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tallmadge Spinning & Metal Company
    Inventor: Sam P. Noturno
  • Publication number: 20140360129
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for introducing a force into tension members made of fiber-reinforced flat-strip plastic lamellas, including at least one clamping element arranged on the tension member and having at least one surface in contact with the tension member. At least one sleeve is arranged around the clamping element and the tension member and exerts a clamping pressure onto the tension member via the clamping element. The clamping element is made of at least two layers which lie one on top of the other; a first soft layer of a material and at least one second hard layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Thierry BERSET
  • Publication number: 20140352241
    Abstract: A dynamic concrete form includes a sleeve defining a passage extending between first and second open ends. A first attachment feature extends outwardly in a first direction from the sleeve at the first open end and a second attachment feature extends outwardly in a second direction that is opposite the first direction at the second open end. In a first position, the passage has a first axial length, the first open end lies in a first plane, and the second open end lies in a second plane. In a second position, the passage has a second axial length that is greater than the first axial length, the first open end lies in the first plane or a first new plane that is parallel to the first plane, and the second open end lies in the second plane or a second new plane that is parallel to the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lex A. Whitcomb, SR., John D. Crane, Kerry L. Kinser
  • Patent number: 8898998
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel wall or ceiling paneling or flooring manufactured from curved cask staves used in the aging of liquors, including wine and whiskey, having a desirable patina that emits a scent having a bouquet associated with the bouquet of the fermented liquor that was aged in the cask, as well as a method to manufacture the paneling or flooring that includes the steps of first straightening the curved staves, and then scrapping a portion of the stained surface layer of the stave to remove any splintering that may have occurred during the stave straightening process. The straightened, scraped stave is affixed to a wall or predetermined sub flooring surface with the stained surface layer remaining exposed for viewing or foot traffic and to permit the release of the wine, whiskey or other spirit bouquet into the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph P. Triglia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8898959
    Abstract: A surface covering includes a frame, an element structure comprising an elongated member and a plurality of elements, and wherein spaced-apart portions of the elongated member being attachable to spaced-apart portions of the frame so that some of the elements are disposed in an overlapping relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: James Montefusco, Edward Kempisty, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 8898908
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a facade panel for the outer lining of a building in which tiling forming the outer surface of the panel is formed on the surface of the back panel meant to be the background of the facade panel. Tiling is attached to the back panel and the seams between the tiles are seamed with the help of a seam mass. A bottom panel on top of which a tile controller is set to adjust the locations of the tiles positioned upside down. The back panel is pressed on top of the tiles whereupon attachment spikes attached to the back panel penetrate the seams between the tiles. The tile seams are filled with a jagged rough mass and then filled with a hardening seam mass and attachment spikes attached to the back panel penetrate into the seam mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Stonel Oy
    Inventor: Samuli Tiirola
  • Publication number: 20140345219
    Abstract: A prefabricated roofing panel having an outer sheathing, rafters, insulation, and an interior ceiling material. The panel is configured to fit with other roofing panels to form the roof and ceiling structure of a building. Further the panel is ventilated. The roofing panel allows a building roof, insulation, and ceiling to be pre-fabricated in a shop and then quickly installed into a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Button, Jay Fountain, Chris Sevigny
  • Patent number: 8887399
    Abstract: A method of final assembly for constructing homes from substantially planar floor and wall sections. The method includes assembling a house from floor and wall sections in a final-assembly section of a final assembly facility. The final-assembly section is at an intersection of a crane section that is adjacent to a final assembly line. The crane section has at least one roof assembly area used for assembling the roof. The final assembly line further has a plurality of additional stations within the final-assembly section that are in-line with the at least one station. The method also includes lifting a roof assembled in the roof assembly area onto the house, and further finishing the house at each of the plurality of additional stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Mattamy Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Gilgan, Jurgen Dirks, William Meevis, Walter Mitchell, Peter Vohsemer
  • Patent number: 8887474
    Abstract: A method for creating an interior wall panel, such as for a residential structure, is described. The method includes providing an electronic template for an interior wall. The template may define at least one interior wall opening. At least one feature for all or part of the wall is selected. The feature may be such a color, design and/or pattern. The feature is imaged on a first substrate when the interior wall opening is imaged. A second substrate may be similarly imaged. The imaged substrates are located adjacent one another on an interior wall of a residential structure. The interior wall opening is removed to accommodate a feature on the interior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: SFC, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Clark, Kenneth J. Celski
  • Publication number: 20140331597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of assembling frameless metal buildings by means of securing together a selected number of roll formed corrugated sheets by the use of cyclically bent corner members roll formed to identically match the roll formed sheets and holding the secured together sheets and bent corner members by mechanical fastening means to provide Total Load Connectivity. The formed frameless buildings have mechanical fasteners connecting adjoining similar corrugated panels to form joints with an engineered joint design that will transfer, without internal load redistribution, loads Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My and Mz across the formed joints in the subassemblies and any final on-site assembly so that any desired shaped building may be formed, limited only by the strength of the assembled components and the fastening elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Wallace S. Paulson
  • Patent number: 8875461
    Abstract: A foundation wall includes a frame having a front side and a back side. The frame further includes a plurality of vertical stud members having a first end and a second end, a top beam attached to the first end of the plurality of vertical stud members, and a bottom beam attached to the second end of the plurality of vertical stud members to define a plurality of cavities between adjoining vertical stud members. Rigid insulation is adapted for positioning in the plurality of cavities to become a load-bearing part of the frame. One or more structural sheets is affixed to the front side of the frame and to the back side of the frame. A waterproof bond is formed along an interface between edges of the one or more structural sheets and a periphery around the front side and the back side of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Wesley F. Kestermont
  • Patent number: 8863472
    Abstract: A door facing is provided. The door facing includes a body portion, and male and female alignment members protruding from a main surface area of the body portion. Also provided are door assemblies including the door facing and methods of making the door facing and the door assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Thompson, Jason Walsh
  • Patent number: 8857133
    Abstract: An elongated purlin for use in roof structures includes an elongated mounting wall designed to be mounted to and supported on roof beams, an upright wall affixed to the mounting wall and extending longitudinally approximately the length of the mounting wall, and first and second horizontally outwardly opening channels affixed to the upright wall and extending approximately the length of the upright wall. The first and second channels open outwardly in opposite directions and each of the first and second channels is designed to receive an edge of a solar panel or roof section engaged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: John Powers, III
  • Patent number: 8850777
    Abstract: A wall board is produced based on a body element, which essentially has the shape of a rectangular parallelepiped including two opposing main sides and four edge sides according to the following method: mechanical surface processing of a first edge side, wherein the first edge side attains a flat surface structure, which extends from a first to a second of the main sides; applying a first surface treatment layer on the first edge side; and arranging a first edge strip along the first edge side. The first edge strip contains: a first distal edge surface, a thereto opposing first proximal edge surface which is flat, and a first primary surface between the first proximal edge surface and the first distal edge surface, The first edge strip being arranged with the first proximal edge surface against the first edge side such that the first primary surface and the first main side of the body element form a first, flat and essentially unbroken surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: P Lindberg Forvaltning AB
    Inventor: Peter Lindberg
  • Patent number: 8850775
    Abstract: A design and fabrication technique whereby a coping cap and/or transition can be supplied with mitered corner sections and other transitional components which utilize the identical prefinished or bare sheet metal material(s) without any reliance on exposed mechanical fasteners, welding, soldering, or post-applied paints. This is essentially accomplished by joining the prefinished sheet material(s) together using a mesh screen and adhesive on the underside (non-exposed) face of the sheet material(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Resso, Ron Nelson
  • Patent number: 8844243
    Abstract: An arbitrary structural insulated panel and an adjoining structural insulated panel, which include magnesium oxide boards as the exterior panels, can be connected together by a first spline and a second spline. The arbitrary structural insulated panel is first connected to a building floor foundation. Then the first spline and the second spline are adhered into the arbitrary structural insulated panel. The adjoining structural insulated panel is then secured to the arbitrary structural insulated panel as the first spline and the second spline engage with the adjoining structural insulated panel. A plurality of fasteners is used as the final step to further secure the arbitrary structural insulated panel and the adjoining structural insulated panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry Gillman
  • Publication number: 20140260037
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a steel reinforcing structure 10 for concrete according to one embodiment of the invention. The steel reinforcing structure is in the form of a cage 10 comprising six (6) reinforcing bars arranged substantially parallel to one another including a pair of common reinforcing bars 12A and 126 located intermediate two (2) pairs of opposing reinforcing bars 14A/B and 16A/B. The reinforcing cage 10 also comprises a plurality of spiral ties including one pair of spiral ties 18A and 18B located on one side of the reinforcing cage 10, and another pair of spiral ties 20A and 20B located on an opposite side of the reinforcing cage 10. The pair of spiral ties 18A/18B on the left hand side of the reinforcing cage 10 are formed in a clockwise direction whereas the other pair of spiral ties 20A/20B on the right hand side of the reinforcing cage 10 are formed in an anticlockwise direction forming a set of the spiral ties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Alexee Gulikov
  • Patent number: 8820019
    Abstract: A runner, a suspended ceiling system, and a method of installing a suspended ceiling, the runner having a base with two laterally opposite flanges for supporting ceiling tiles, a hinged web connected to the base between the flanges so as to be foldable between a flat configuration with the web folded against one of the flanges and an inverted-T configuration with the web normal to the base for suspension and use, the hinged web allowing for economies is shipping when compared to conventional rigid inversed-T shaped runners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corruven Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Alain Belanger
  • Patent number: 8820017
    Abstract: A reverse molded fiberboard panel; a wainscot kit comprising a plurality of differently sized reverse molded panels, and a planar finishing or spacer panel, adapted to completely cover any size wall between a wall base board and a wall chair rail; and a method of reverse molding a loose cellulosic mat, in a single pressing step, to provide one or more relatively high density, raised panels without requiring preliminary pressing, or other pre-shaping step, such as scalping. The reverse-molded panels are molded in a conventional, multi-opening fiberboard press, in a single pressing step process, while achieving excellent transfer of mold detail (embossing fidelity) without visually noticeable fiber fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Lynch, Dale E. Schafernak, Karine Luetgert, Bei-Hong Liang, Lee Braddock
  • Patent number: 8820002
    Abstract: A headwall unit mountable to at least one wall support member, the at least one wall support member having a wall supporting surface for receiving wall material. The headwall unit includes a frame comprising a back plate mountable to the at least one wall support member so as to overlie the wall supporting surface, the back plate having at least one back port for receiving a medical service carrier through the back plate; and a faceplate attachable to the frame such that the faceplate is spaced apart from the back plate and defines a space therebetween for receiving a fixture, the fixture being connectable to the medical service carrier for supplying a medical service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Class Inc.
    Inventors: Barry W. Hunt, Christopher B. Over, Michael John Baratto, Brendan S. Fernandes, Daniel Soares Costa, Tricia A. Blondin
  • Patent number: 8820033
    Abstract: A composite member provides support to a structure. A wooden core of the composite member has a perimeter and a length. The wooden core provides support to the structure. A metal jacket is tightly wrapped to an optimum circumferential pre-stress around the entire perimeter of the wooden core of the composite member and spans the entire length. The metal jacket provides also support to the structure. Furthermore, the interaction between the wooden core and the metal jacket provide a combination of strength that surpasses the sum of individual strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 8813459
    Abstract: The present relates to a sidelite assembly having first and second panels and a window. Each of the panels has an inner edge extending outwardly from a major planar portion and surrounding an opening. The inner edge includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. An outer edge extends outwardly from the major planar portion and adjacent a periphery thereof, and includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. The ridges of the first panel are aligned with and received in the channels of the second panel. The window is disposed within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew White
  • Patent number: 8813532
    Abstract: A solar panel cap and light cap secured to a wall or parapet through the use of a fixed coping having two vertical supports on either side of a locking channel. The vertical supports are biased or resilient to secure the coping to the top of the parapet or wall. The locking channel is configured to slidably receive a locking insert from a solar panel cap or light cap, each configured to connect to an adjacent cap such that they are electrically coupled. The solar panel caps include a horizontal base and an angled solar panel pivotally attached on one edge to the horizontal base. Support plates are pivotally attached to opposite edges of both the horizontal base and the angled solar panel such that when they overlap and are secured to one another the angled solar panel is adjustably positionable relative to the horizontal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: James L. Prentice
  • Patent number: 8793965
    Abstract: A semi-finished product (1a) has a tubular sleeve element (4) which extends along a longitudinal axis (A) and has a substantially rectangular cross-section and at least a first (3a) and at least a second (3b) strut element, wherein the first strut element (3a) extends from a first edge of the tubular sleeve to the second edge which lies opposite it with respect to the longitudinal axis, and the second strut element (3b) extends along the other diagonal between the associated edges. The strut elements (3a, 3b) are advantageously designed and arranged such that they absorb compressive forces but not tensile forces. The product can be fabricated completely from a fiber-reinforced plastic and may be integrated in construction elements and surface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)
    Inventor: Josef Peter Kurath-Grollmann
  • Patent number: 8789340
    Abstract: A flooring system is constructed on a base. The flooring system includes a permeable barrier layer, a porous underlayment, an impermeable sealing layer, and a flooring. The barrier layer is configured to cover the base. The underlayment overlies the barrier layer, with the barrier layer preventing binding of the underlayment to the base while permitting fluid to pass between the base and underlayment. The underlayment presents a top face, and the sealing layer coats the top face of the underlayment. The flooring is fixed relative to the top face of the underlayment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Track Renovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dixon, Richard L. Dixon, Benjaman M. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8769912
    Abstract: A board comprised of a wood structure having a first surface, a second surface, a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge and opposing ends. Sound attenuating elements embedded within the wood structure and stiffening elements positioned within the wood structure to coincide with the location of floor joist to which the board will be secured. The boards further forming a ceiling/floor structure by laying a single set of the boards adjacent to each other and securing them to the floor joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Spencer Stanhope
  • Patent number: 8769903
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a batten system comprising thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes. In an embodiment, a batten may comprise a plurality of TPO membranes heat sealed together. The heat sealed TPO membranes may include a plurality of unsealed areas between the membranes for engaging one or more coupling devices. Slate shingles may be hung from the one or more coupling devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Svec
  • Patent number: 8763345
    Abstract: The invention provides load-resisting segments (e.g., panels or frames for openings) for transmitting loads through a building structure. In the context of a wall, the load-resisting segments transmit shear loads downward to structural elements below the wall, such as to a building foundation. The load-resisting segments may comprise a truss configuration, i.e., an assembly of members forming a rigid framework. Each load-resisting segment can include web members and pairs of truss plates secured to sides of the segment to secure connections of the web members to each other and to other members. The wall segments can include beam-separation blocks that reduce truss plate failure by spacing apart the ends of two web members bearing against a chord or post to position the intersection point of the load paths of the web members with the load path of the chord or post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Trussed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Cloyd, Robert D. Lucey
  • Patent number: 8745958
    Abstract: Disclosed are three-dimensional porous light-weight structures composed of helical wires and the manufacturing method of the same. Continuous helical wire groups in three or six directions having a designated angle (for example, 60 degrees or 90 degrees) with respect to one another in a space cross and are then assembled, and thus new truss-shaped three-dimensional lattice truss structures having high strength and stiffness to weight ratio and a large surface area and method of mass-producing the structures at low costs are provided. The three-dimensional porous light-weight structures are manufactured by a method in which helical wires are three-dimensionally assembled through a continuous process rather than a method in which net-shaped wires are simply woven and stacked, and thus have a configuration similar to the ideal hexahedron truss, Octet truss, or truss in which regular octahedrons and cuboctahedrons are combined, thereby having excellent mechanical properties or thermal or aerodynamic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Industry Foundation of Chonnam National University
    Inventors: Ki Ju Kang, Seung Chul Han, Jai Hwang Joo