Overlaps Panel Edge Face And Panel Major Face Patents (Class 52/800.11)
  • Patent number: 8776461
    Abstract: A plastic window frame trim is for installation of a window in a corrugated metal building wall having a cut opening with a top edge, bottom edge, and side edges, each of the edges being backed by framing members. The window frame trim includes: a frame header J-channel with a flange; a frame footer J-channel with a flange; a pair of nailing fins; and fasteners. The trim header J-channel, footer J-channel, and nailing fins are attached to the window frame. The window frame is lifted so frame header J-channel flange slides between the top edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the top of the cut opening. The window is lowered so footer J-channel flange slides between the bottom edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the bottom of the cut opening so that window frame rest on the window sill. Fasteners attach the window frame to the framing members through the metal building wall. Trim caps snap over the nailing fins to finish the trimmed window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Patent number: 8776460
    Abstract: A plastic window frame trim is for installation of a window in a corrugated metal building wall having a cut opening with a top edge, bottom edge, and side edges, each of the edges being backed by framing members, the window having an accessory groove. The window frame trim includes: a frame header J-channel with a flange; a frame footer J-channel with a flange; a pair of nailing fins; and fasteners. The trim header J-channel, footer J-channel, and nailing fins are attached to the window at the accessory groove on the window frame. The window frame is lifted so frame header J-channel flange slides between the top edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the top of the cut opening. The window is lowered so footer J-channel flange slides between the bottom edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the bottom of the cut opening so that window frame rest on the window sill. Fasteners attach the window frame to the framing members through the metal building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Aaron F. Crabb, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Patent number: 8112968
    Abstract: An internal shear panel for reducing the tendency of the upper portions of buildings to move relative to the foundation when lateral forces, such as those produced by winds and earthquakes, are applied to the walls. The shear panel is pre-assembled having two vertical posts and two diaphragm members interconnecting the two vertical posts. The panel also has an upper and a lower horizontal member that are connected to the vertical posts and the diaphragm members. The lower horizontal member and the vertical posts are configured to be attached via brackets to holdown bolts mounted in the foundation of a building and the upper horizontal member is configured to be attached to an upper plate or rail of the wall. Hence, the shear panel can be installed by connecting the upper horizontal member to the upper portion of the wall and connecting the lower horizontal member to the holdown bolts in the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee W. Mueller
  • Patent number: 7892631
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a lightweight board with two thin-walled top layers and at least one core layer located between the top layers and connected to these, and a process to manufacture this. The process to manufacture the invented lightweight board is characterised by a first process stage in which a groove is made in at least one longitudinal side of the lightweight board, a profile strip is inserted in a second process stage into the groove in the lightweight board and a further profile strip is attached in a third stage on the previously attached profile strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rehau AG & Co.
    Inventor: Dieter Bauer
  • Patent number: 7775013
    Abstract: A door is constructed with a separate member joined to the door edge by a tongue-and-groove coupling and screws so as to be readily removable and replaceable. The separate member sustains the impacts imparted to the door by carts or wagons pushed past the door and can be readily replaced when damaged, thus avoiding replacement of the entire door. A flexible cover snaps over the outer surface of the separate member to add impact resistance and aesthetic appeal. Intumescent strips may be inserted inside or outside of the cover to enhance sealing between the door, and as adjacent door or door frame, thereby improving the fire resistance rating of the door. Accent strips or reveals of contrasting or complementary colors may be incorporated to add to the aesthetic appeal of the door. The door construction is of particular utility in schools, health care facilities and other institutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Construction Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary F. Bartlett, Wendy Duckham
  • Patent number: 7587876
    Abstract: A door is constructed with a separate member joined to the door edge by a tongue-and-groove coupling and screws so as to be readily removable and replaceable. The separate member sustains the impacts imparted to the door by carts or wagons pushed past the door and can be readily replaced when damaged, thus avoiding replacement of the entire door. A flexible cover snaps over the outer surface of the separate member to add impact resistance and aesthetic appeal. Intumescent strips may be inserted inside or outside of the cover to enhance sealing between the door, and as adjacent door or door frame, thereby improving the fire resistance rating of the door. Accent strips or reveals of contrasting or complementary colors may be incorporated to add to the aesthetic appeal of the door. The door construction is of particular utility in schools, health care facilities and other institutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: E.M.E.H., Inc.
    Inventors: Gary F. Bartlett, Wendy Duckham
  • Patent number: 7562509
    Abstract: A building panel subject to interior condensation of moisture and exterior wind-driven moisture includes a sheet having an inner surface onto which condensed moisture forms. An open upper reservoir is positioned proximate a bottom portion of the inner surface of the sheet to receive the condensed moisture. A lower chamber having at least one drain port is positioned below the upper reservoir. A wicking port connects the upper reservoir to the lower chamber. The wicking port weeps the condensed moisture from the upper reservoir to the lower chamber to drain the upper reservoir. The condensed moisture drains from the lower chamber via the drain port. The wicking port blocks the upward flow of wind-driven moisture that enters the lower chamber via the drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: The Carvist Corporation
    Inventor: George Ness
  • Patent number: 7225852
    Abstract: A cover pad for an upright wall having an improved support for simplifying attachment of a flexible covering such as fabric. The support includes a flat substrate sized to closely conform to the assembled cover pad. A ringlike frame defined by frame elements extend along edges of the substrate. Each frame element has a first elongate part engaged with the respective edge of the substrate, and a second elongate part joined to the first part by a lengthwise hinge. The second part functions as a hinging flange which is initially in an open position generally aligned with a front face of the substrate so that a flexible covering can be secured, as by adhesive, to an exposed surface of the flange while maintaining the fabric positioned across the face of the substrate. The hinging flanges of the frame elements are folded inwardly to overlie respective edges of the substrate, thereby securing the fabric across the face of the substrate and wrapped around the edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony McConnell, Randolph Woellper, Harold R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7105218
    Abstract: A cover plate for household devices comprises a decorative part and a reinforcer with integrated molded functional elements, where the reinforcer has the structure of a sheet or box or crate and has a closed lower side. The decorative part used is preferably composed of a support, of a decorative layer applied to this support, and of a heat-cured layer situated on the decorative layer, where the support material used comprises a thermoplastic. The reinforcer may also have ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Klemm, Klaus Müller
  • Patent number: 7055892
    Abstract: A cargo trailer includes a floor and a side wall extending vertically upward from a side edge of the floor. The side wall includes at least one vertical post. A pair of adjacent liner panels, formed from a tough material attached to a stiff backer, attach to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Mark A. Buchholz, John R. Palm, Charles R. Fetz, John M. Jones
  • Patent number: 6923493
    Abstract: A cargo trailer includes a floor and a side wall extending vertically upward from a side edge of the floor. The side wall includes at least one vertical post. A pair of adjacent liner panels, formed from a tough material attached to a stiff backer, attach to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Mark A. Buchholz, John R. Palm, Charles R. Fetz, John M. Jones
  • Patent number: 6880303
    Abstract: A floor panel for elevated floors comprising a base adapted to be supported and providing a load bearing surface; an inner panel adhesively secured to said base; an outer panel adhesively secured to said inner panel, said inner panel extending beyond said outer panel so as to present a border along the edge of said inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Mead
  • Patent number: 6725624
    Abstract: A heat-insulating walling includes an outer casing that is vacuum-tight as far as possible and with an inner lining being vacuum-tight as far as possible and spaced from the latter. The inner lining and the outer casing are connected to one another, vacuum-tight, by a connecting profile. The connecting profile has an at least approximately U-shaped cross section and has a diaphragm-like base. The connecting profile, together with the outer casing and the inner lining, surrounds an interspace filled with heat-insulation material. The U-shaped connecting profile can engage with its legs over the outer casing and the inner lining. The legs can be vacuum-tightly secured to the inner lining and the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Hirath, Stefan Holzer
  • Patent number: 6652018
    Abstract: A cargo trailer includes a floor and a side wall extending vertically upward from a side edge of the floor. The side wall includes at least one vertical post. A pair of adjacent liner panels, formed from a tough material attached to a stiff backer, attach to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Mark A. Buchholz, John R. Palm, Charles R. Fetz, John M. Jones
  • Patent number: 6619003
    Abstract: A method of assembling a frame assembly for a partition system is disclosed. The frame assembly includes a partition panel, a fabric covering the panel, and a frame component. The frame component automatically and evenly tensions the fabric about the panel. The frame component provided according to this method includes a support element, a lockable element, and an integral hinge defined between the support and lockable elements. The support element defines a cavity for receiving and supporting the panel. The lockable element extends from and is moveable relative to the support element. The panel is inserted into the cavity, and the fabric is mounted to the lockable element. Next, the lockable element is moved about the integral hinge such that the fabric mounted to the lockable element is automatically and evenly tensioned about the panel. A backing strip may be mounted to the frame component to protect the fabric from the integral hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Quanex Corporation
    Inventors: John Paul Von Arx, Charles Joseph Librande
  • Patent number: 6588171
    Abstract: A structural panel for building structures such as residential houses or the like comprises a honeycomb or other cellular core sandwiched between two metal face sheets and surrounded by a metal frame. Frame members of the frame form mechanical interlocking connections with the face sheets of the panel. Side frame members of the panel define interlocking protrusions and channels for making interlocking joints between panels. A building structure employing the panels for forming floor and roofs includes brackets that extend into a gap between the side frame members of the panel at the panel joints and attach to the side frame members. The brackets are used for attaching the panels to other parts of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Scienda, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry C. Pryor, Howard A. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 6550217
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safeguarding device of a glass door serving functions of windshield, soundproofing and safety, in which a buffering member for providing a soft feeling with an elastic buffering member is assembled on an edge side of the glass door, and a weather strip is assembled on the frontal edge surface of the buffering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Im Heung-Bin
  • Publication number: 20030056454
    Abstract: An access floor panel having an improved applied edge trim element comprising a panel base capable of being suspended above a subfloor surface, having a load surface for supporting loads, and a method for forming such an edge trim element. Affixed to the load surface is a covering comprising a top layer having a thickness and an underlying backing layer. The covering further comprises a wear surface with a central portion and perimeter edges therearound, the wear surface along the perimeter edges of the covering being etched to a depth that is less than the thickness of the top layer. An edge trim element, such as ink, is applied to the etched portion of the covering, providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the access floor panel. It is noted that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to ascertain quickly the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Alex Zeif
  • Patent number: 6488438
    Abstract: A leveling fastener for connecting and aligning boards includes an elongated support member having first and second support portions with first and second coplanar upper surfaces, a connecting portion that extends upward from the support member, and an elongated fastening component that extends from the connecting portion and that has a pointed end that can be driven into a board, thereby securing the leveling fastener to the board. In use, the first coplanar upper surface of the leveling fastener is positioned flush against a first bottom surface of a board, the fastening component is driven into a first side surface of the board, and a second bottom surface of a second board is positioned flush against the second coplanar upper surface of the fastener. Another aspect of the invention relates to the leveling fastener in combination with a device for driving the leveling fastener into a board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Inventor: Glenn J. Tebo
  • Publication number: 20020134030
    Abstract: A display having mating door sections includes a frame, upper and lower parallel, spaced apart door mounts affixed to the frame, and doors mounted to the frame between the door mounts for securing panels thereto. The door mounts each include openings in vertical alignment with one another for mounting the doors. Each door is mounted to the display frame, between the upper and lower door mounts. Each door has first and second mating door sections joined to one another at a mating juncture. The mating door sections each have a raised rim around a rear portion and upper and lower edges of the sections defining a central recessed region. The recessed region has a plurality of apertures therein, each defining a raised sleeve portion and an opening therein. Each door includes upper and lower pivot pins at about the rear portion at the upper and lower rims respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: Cormark, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Conway
  • Patent number: 6453638
    Abstract: A press-molded door including a reinforcing structure having a plurality of hollow vertical stiffeners joined by a horizontal web, two of the stiffeners arranged on opposite edges of the reinforcing structure with a groove formed in an edge face thereof, a T-shaped stile arranged in each edge stiffener with a tongue that fits into the groove, and front and back panels arranged on opposite sides of the reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Kuei-Yung Wang Chen
  • Publication number: 20020121071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safeguarding device of a glass door serving functions of windshield, soundproofing and safety, in which a buffering member for providing a soft feeling with an elastic buffering member is assembled on an edge side of the glass door, and a weather strip is assembled on the frontal edge surface of the buffering member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventor: Im Heung-Bin
  • Publication number: 20020092265
    Abstract: A polygonal building element has an insulating means and a frame structure extending along the circumference of the insulating means and having a number of elongate sections that are essentially U-shaped in cross section. The insulating means is made of lightweight material (e.g. cellular plastic) and is self-supporting, and the U-sections are arranged in such manner on the peripheral edge portion of the insulating means that the flanges of each U-section grasp the edge portion of the insulating means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Jonas Lundberg, Hans Larsson, Tonny Bjorklund
  • Patent number: 6393773
    Abstract: The L-shaped, end cap is adapted to be mounted on a concrete balcony. The balcony has a rise (a vertical height) an upper run and a lower run. The end cap is an L-shaped end piece having a front plate and a lower plate. The front plate of the end piece has a plate rise substantially equivalent to the concrete balcony rise. The L-shaped end piece has a depending lip along the interface between the plate rise and the lower plate run. The depending lip is adapted to collect and disperse water droplets therefrom. Preferably, the end piece is made of pultruded fiberglass. However, the end piece may be made of plastic, stainless steel, copper, aluminum or other similar materials. For example, pultruded fiberglass may be utilized as the end piece. A method of capping a concrete balcony includes covering the rise and a portion of the lower balcony run by adhering plastic thereon and forming, with the plastic, a depending drip edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Marks
  • Patent number: 6393782
    Abstract: A stackable wall panel system including at least one upper and lower wall panel and a first and second post. The second post is disposed on the first post. One or more upper wall panels are connected to a pair of lower wall panels having a rail with a pair of draw blocks and a draw rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Longstreet Berridge, Scott Walter Compton, Bruce Robert Gezon, Anthony David Lufkin, Shane Michael Ramsdell
  • Publication number: 20020050116
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an adhesive bonded thermoplastic coating for the underside of a floor that will add significant moisture resistance, wear resistance, transverse crack resistance, and make a better looking, more marketable product. The plastic coated vehicular trailer floor has a plurality of wood planks having a top surface, a bottom surface and a first and second side surfaces, the plank having a width that is less than the lateral width of the floor, each plank being formed by a plurality of boards arranged side-by-side, each board being formed of a plurality of segments joined end-to-end to one another by shaped coupling portions. The planks are arranged side by side such that at least one of the first and second side surfaces faces one of the second or first side surfaces of adjacent planks. Each of the planks has a planar polymer layer formed of an un-reinforced polymer, being bonded to the bottom surface of the planks with an adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventor: George Tunis
  • Patent number: 6311456
    Abstract: An improved high-density glass wool rigid panel for use in the construction of air distribution ducting in air conditioning and heating installations of the sort made of a box-shaped high-density glass wool body with optional glass fiber reinforcing mesh is disclosed. The rigid panel is formed with a step on opposite sides, covered with aluminum strips on the larger surfaces, wherein there is an overlap of said aluminum strips on step running right around its smaller side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Isover Saint-Gobain
    Inventor: D. Carlos Rodero Antunez
  • Patent number: 6269608
    Abstract: Structural insulated panels having an inner insulating core and first and second outer facings disposed on opposed surfaces of the insulating core are securely attached to a structural member such as 2X stick structural members in a building structure. A strip of tape is wrapped around the structural member and opposed ends of the tape strip are adhesively bonded to the opposed outer facings of the panel. The tape strip may extend the full height or width of the panel to provide a secure, environmentally sealed connection between the panel and the structural member. An adhesive bonding agent may be inserted between an edge of the panel and the structural member to further increase the strength of the connection between the panel and structural member. The panel's edge may be provided with a C-shaped metal channel for more securely attaching the panel to the structural member by means of nails or screws driven through opposed ends of the tape strip and into the metal channel within the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: William H. Porter
  • Patent number: 6256941
    Abstract: A space-dividing wall panel system includes an improved acoustic and tackable cover pad. The cover pad includes an interior molded panel which is compressed about its peripheral edges wherein the compressed edge sections provide the required rigidity for the cover pad. While edge rails are provided in these edge sections, the edge rails are not rigidly connected to each other but instead are adhered to the molded panel. The edge rails are provided for mounting the cover pad to a wall panel frame and provide rigid edge areas to which a cover fabric is adhered. The molded panel is formed of a fiberglass having layers of a scrim material embedded therein for tackability. The molded panel further includes a compressed mounting region which has an increased rigidity to facilitate mounting of receptacle bezels thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Yu, Harv Pastunink, Steven Heyer