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WALL, CEILING, FLOOR, OR ROOF DESIGNED FOR VENTILATION OR DRAINAGE

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
052302300 With the vent or drain entirely along at least one substantial dimension (e.g., length, not thickness) 21
052302600 Embedded flashing 7
052302700 Including a plug for drain or vent 3
20100101164STRUCTURAL ELEMENT FOR A PROTECTIVE WALL - The present invention relates to a structural element comprising of a rigid, hollow body having upper and lower, essentially parallel sides and interjacent side sections and configured in such a way that it can be positioned above a similarly configured structural element, and that it is locked to prevent movement orthogonally in relation to a subjacent, similarly configured structural element by such positioning, and that the structural element comprises one filling orifice (04-29-2010
20080209829ANCHOR PLUG - An anchor plug for use capping in-ground anchors is disclosed. The anchor plug may be used in capping masonry anchors located in pool decks, for example, capping the anchors used to retain pool covers. The anchor plug typically has a cylindrical body, for example, a hollow circular cylindrical body, having a first end and a second end; and a cap mounted to the first end of the cylindrical body. The cap may vary in thickness from a minimum at an edge of the cap to a maximum at about the center of the cap. The cap may include human readable indicia, such as, safety warnings or provider name. The anchor plug may minimize or prevent personal injury or damage to the anchor.09-04-2008
20090249720PROTECTIVE COVER UNIT AND SEAL UNIT - A protective cover unit for temporarily sealing an opening 10-08-2009
052302200 For a grain bin 2
20090064616FLOOR SYSTEM FOR A GRAIN BIN - A floor system includes floor planks and supports for supporting the planks. Each plank is formed from sheet metal to define three depending legs with the first and third legs shaped such that the first leg of a second plank can inter-engage with the third leg. Each support is formed from sheet metal folded to define a top rail, a bottom and a plurality of spaced posts arranged in a row along the rails. A first plank has the first leg located on the top rail over the first post, the second leg located over the second post, and the third leg interlocked with the first leg of the next plank located over the third post. The second plank has the second leg over a fourth post and the remainder extending beyond the rail to engage a next support. The supports are bent and include gripping tangs to hold the planks in place.03-12-2009
20120222377Grain Bin Floor Panel - In a grain bin floor panel having first and second floor surface extending outwardly from a central support leg to respective first and second side support legs, the central support leg includes first and second upright portions and a lower portion connected between respective lower ends of the first and second upright portion. The first and second upright portions are connected to respective ones of the first and second floor surfaces at the upper ends of the upright portions and are spaced apart from one another at respective lower ends. The lower portion is generally concave such that the lower ends of the first and second upright portions together with the lower portion forms a concave quadrilateral.09-06-2012
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20110173909MODULAR STONE PANEL - A modular stone panel is disclosed. The panel is adapted to be mounted or fastened to a structural wall to provide a stone wall façade therefor. The panel is generally comprised of a shaped backboard and a plurality of stones solidly fastened on a front face thereof. The backboard is adapted to be fastened to the structural wall such that the front face thereof faces away from the wall to provide the stone wall façade. The stones may comprise natural or synthetic molded stones. The backboard may also be ventilated to provide ventilation to the stones fastened thereto. The panels may be fabricated to provide key-cut edges allowing an interlocking of adjacent panels. A method of fabricating such panels is also disclosed.07-21-2011
20130042554PANEL FOR IN-HOUSE PIPE INSTALLATION, ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF FABRICATING A PANEL - A panel for in-house pipe installation comprises a panel layer having a material and a first surface for a pipe to be attached to. The panel layer comprises a first layer portion adapted to be attached with a second surface to a floor and a second layer portion adjacent to the first layer portion adapted to be attached with the second surface to a wall. The material is notched from the second surface panel layer as to form the first and second layer portion, respectively.02-21-2013
20090193738Moisture Drainage Spacer Panel for Building Walls - A spacer panel is incorporated into building walls to drain accumulated moisture from the wall structure. The spacer panel is formed with spacer members that project on opposing sides of a central planar web member. Each spacer member is formed independently and has a planar portion extending around the spacer member to provide a location for the insertion of apertures to allow moisture to pass from one side of the panel to the other. Each spacer member includes a planar surface that facilitates an application of adhesive for attachment of a barrier member thereto. The spacer members can be oriented in a herringbone pattern alternating on opposing sides of the central web member. The spacer members can be formed as a circular projection extending on one side of the central web with a truncated conical member projecting to the opposing side of the central web from the circular projection.08-06-2009
20130036691SUBTERRANEAN CHAMBER WATERPROOFING SYSTEM - An elongate drainage conduit section comprises a channel portion having at least one perforated surface allowing liquid to flow into the channel, and at least one lower surface for directing the flow of water in a lengthwise direction. The conduit further comprises an elongate, movable cover for sealing at least a portion of the top of said channel portion.02-14-2013
20120174513DRYWALL TRACK SYSTEM - The present invention is direction to systems for assembling drywall tracks that support drywall above the floor.07-12-2012
20120174512Building Construction Using A Structural Insulating Core - The present invention relates to an improved wall system where a wall uses spacer blocks between framing members to form a structural insulating core. The spacer blocks interlock horizontally and vertically using a means of forming a tongue and groove connection between the spacer blocks and between the framing members. Various interlocking tongue and groove connections form different wall structures and horizontal bracing channels along with the horizontal tongue and trough add flexibility. Metal channels and wood are used as framing members and the structural insulation core assembly can form structural insulated panels (SIP's). A coupling is used to connect vertical framing members and brackets are shown connecting spacer blocks than full height framing members.07-12-2012
20120174511Non-Structural Insulating Panel System - An insulating panel structure for application to the exterior of a building, the panel structure having an inner surface to be attached to the building and an outer surface to be attached to an exterior load such as cladding material. The panel structure has external stringers along the outer surface of the panel for attachment of the exterior load, connectors extending perpendicularly from the internal surface to the external stringers to transmit compressive forces from the exterior load to the building, lateral connectors that run diagonally upward from the external stringers to the inner surface to transmit tensile forces from the weight of the exterior load from the external stringers of the panel to the building, and insulating foam embedded in the space defined between the inner and outer surfaces. A method of panel manufacture includes construction at a manufacturing site with incorporation of elements into panels such as doors, windows, gutters and downspouts, transporting the assembled panel to a job site, and attaching it to a building. An apparatus and method for transporting insulating panels includes providing panels with tubular connectors extending into the panels from their outer surfaces, and providing expansible fingers insertable into the tubular connectors and mounted on a movable frame, inserting the fingers into the connector tubes, expanding them to grip the tubes and panels, moving the frame with expanded fingers and panel to a job site, attaching the panel to a building while being held with the expanded fingers, and contracting the fingers to retract the fingers and frame from the attached panel.07-12-2012
20100043326Wall Structure with Moisture Diverter and Method of Making Same - System and method for making a wall structure which diverts moisture from an opening. The wall structure has a structural member with a horizontal opening. A moisture diverter is secured to the structural member above the opening, the moisture diverter having a first end and a second end and a length, with the diverter length greater than the horizontal opening distance and the first end positioned relatively higher than the second end. The moisture diverter is laterally positioned at least partially over the horizontal opening. The moisture diverter has a first planar portion and a second planar portion attached to the first planar portion, forming an acute angle. A moisture barrier is secured to the structural member, at least in part, within a volume defined by the first planar portion and the second planar portion. A facade member is secured to the structural member distal of the moisture barrier.02-25-2010
20130036690FLOOR PANEL AND FLOORING DRAINAGE SYSTEM - The present disclosure is directed generally towards floor panels and flooring drainage systems utilizing two or more interconnected improved floor panels. In some embodiments, the disclosure includes a floor panel having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first longitudinal surface, a second longitudinal surface, a first transverse surface, and a second transverse surface. One or more drainage assemblies are located on either the first transverse surface and/or the second transverse surface. Each of the drainage assemblies include one or more drainage slots and one or more drainage notches. Further aspects are directed towards flooring drainage systems comprising two or more interconnected floor panels according to embodiments of the disclosure.02-14-2013
20120180415Trench Drain System and Method of installation on Level Floor Surface, Particularly for Shower Rooms - A trench drain system and method of installation thereof on a level floor surface. An elongate channel member is placed on the floor surface. A preformed elongate sloping member having a thick end tapering to a thin end in inserted into the channel with its thin end closest to the channel drain opening, thereby forming an inclined sloping surface. A grate extends over the channel inlet. The area adjacent the channel is filled to the height of the channel, whereby water thereon flows through the grate into the channel, along the inclined surface and out through the drain opening. The channel can be placed adjacent a vertical wall whereby wall tile may be installed over a channel top edge. The floor area adjacent the channel is filled with preformed sloping sheet members or with plastically formable material positioned at an incline using a floor height setting post.07-19-2012
20100000169FLOOR DRAINAGE - Formwork creates a grid for receiving a filler material which defines a floor or floor base with a water drainage outlet. The formwork comprises a plurality of first wall members (01-07-2010
20120216473Insulative and weather-resistant building construction - A building structural component, such as a wall, roof, ceiling, floor, or the like, is resistant to weather and moisture while facilitating the drying and elimination of water vapor and liquid water. The component includes a vapor-permeable membrane that resists penetration of liquids including water, but that permits gases including water vapor to pass through the membrane to resist buildup of moisture in the building component. A batten, such as an insulated batten, forms a cavity in the building component to facilitate air circulation, and reduces heat flow through structural studs of the building component to increase the overall insulation value of the finished component.08-30-2012
20120216472FLOORING PANEL OR WALL PANEL AND USE THEREOF - A building panel, such as a flooring panel or wall panel and a method of assembling the same into a floor, wall cladding, etc. The panel is provided with a locking means in the form of groove (08-30-2012
20120216471Building Wall System - A building wall system has a plurality of panels positioned adjacent one another for securement to a frame structure of a building via a plurality of fasteners. A plurality of rails secures a façade to the panels. Each rail has a first, second and third portion. The first portion receives the fasteners to secure the bracket to the frame structure. The second portion provides a surface for securement with the façade. The second portion is spaced from the panel so that fasteners do not enter the panel. The third portion rests against the panel to provide rigidity for the rail.08-30-2012
20100269438SYSTEM, METHODS, AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ATTACHING PANELING TO A BUILDING SURFACE - The present disclosure concerns a system, methods and compositions for attaching architectural panels to a building surface, such as a wall. In certain embodiments, the system comprises panels, each with upper, lower and side interlocking members. In a preferred embodiment, the upper and lower interlocking members form a modified tongue and groove joint, with a 45 degree angle interface, while the side interlocking members form a ship lap joint. The upper and lower interlocking members may be designed to press the panels against the building surface and to hide the locations of screws or other attachment devices when the interlocking members are engaged. The system provides a stronger and more secure attachment of panels to a building surface, while eliminating the problem of having to disguise the location of the attachment devices where such devices are inserted directly through the surface of the panel.10-28-2010
20120222376PLUG AND PLATE FOR WATERPROOFING AND METHOD FOR USING SAME - An open vent plug minimizes blockage within a second hole drilled in a basement wall to minimize back pressure within the wall and insure ventilation through cells within the wall to drive water into a bleeder hole. The open vent port has a hole therethrough that forms an opening joining the cells and atmosphere. The vent port preferably has a screened opening at one or both ends to prevent debris from blocking the second hole, and sidewalls of the open vent port prevent the wall from crumbling into the hole and blocking airflow therethrough.09-06-2012
20120192515SYNTHETIC DECK PANEL - An extruded synthetic deck panel includes an elongate plank portion having a plank portion top surface and a plank portion bottom surface, and a first side and a second side spaced apart from the first side, the first and second sides extending lengthwise of the plank portion. A first engagement member extends laterally outwardly from the first side of the plank portion and lengthwise along the plank portion, the first engagement member including a plurality of first holes therethrough for drainage through the first engagement member, the first holes spaced apart lengthwise along the first engagement member. A second engagement member for inter-engaging with the first engagement member of an adjacent like deck panel extends laterally outwardly from the second side of the plank portion and lengthwise along the plank portion, the second engagement member comprising a fastening strip extending laterally away from the plank portion.08-02-2012
20090007508MULTILAYER LAMINATE SYSTEM AND METHOD USED WITHIN BUILDING STRUCTURES - Trapped moisture in the walls of a building structure may result in the building materials prematurely deteriorating unless there is a way for the moisture to escape. A rainscreen drainage mat provides an open cavity for the trapped moisture to escape by evaporation or gravity by draining the moisture out of the wall cavity. The multilayer laminate system includes a weather resistive barrier, drainage mat, and facer material as one application to be used within building structures to prevent moisture damage. In addition, the multilayer laminate system and method is configured to create a water resistive envelope at building material interfaces.01-08-2009
20120186177VENTED NAIL BASE ROOF ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A roof assembly for covering a building includes a first structural layer coupled to the framework of the building, a second structural layer positioned above the first structural layer, and an insulating layer including a roof insulation panel positioned between the first and second structural layers. A ventilating purlin extends between and contacts the first and second structural layers along at least one edge of the roof insulation panel. The ventilating purlin transfers loads from the second structural layer to the first structural layer without using the insulating layer for structural support. The ventilating purlin also includes at least one ventilation opening positioned to enable air flow through the ventilating purlin into a ventilating layer of air space formed between the insulating layer and the second structural layer. Thus, the ventilating purlin permits full ventilation of the roof assembly.07-26-2012
20110277405MODULAR BUILDING PANEL AND DUCT SYSTEM - A modular building panel and integrated duct system including at least one modular building panel. The modular building panel includes a panel frame defining a longitudinal, a transverse width, and a transverse height; first and second ducts including therein duct stiffeners being truss or zig-zag shaped; and a ribbed joist spanning between the first duct to the second duct along the transverse width. The modular building panel may be connected to a like modular building panel.11-17-2011
20110283641Subflooring water and radon gas channeling system - A subflooring water and radon gas channeling system consisting of a plurality of elongated hollow channeling units with holes in each side thereof connected to one another on each side of a basement region of a building with ends of certain of such units being also connected to ends of each of a plurality of corner connector units with one channeling unit having a sensor through hole for receipt of a water level sensor and another through hole atop which is mounted a spout for receipt of one end of a hose and with all components resting on inner foundational footings located below basement flooring for purposes of beridding the building of water and radon gas.11-24-2011
20080276556Insert for a Weep Hole Opening in a Masonry Wall - An insert (11-13-2008
20110154759COMPOSITE SIDING USING A SHAPE MOLDED FOAM BACKING MEMBER - A panel for mounting on an exterior wall includes a shaped, molded backing member and a siding member attached to the backing member wherein the shape-molded backing member includes a rear face and an opposing front face. The shape-molded backing member is composed of closed cell expanded polystyrene foam, the front and rear faces having an outer surface composed of a tough smooth skin.06-30-2011
20110289875MODULAR FLOOR SYSTEM - A modular fitted flooring system includes a plurality of bearing plates (12-01-2011
20100275541Interlocking rubber tiles for playgrounds - A tile for covering an area and which interlocks with an adjacent tile includes a main body having a top surface and a bottom surface disposed opposite the top surface. The main body has at least a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The tile includes at least one male connector situated on at least one of the first lateral side and the second lateral side of the main body and extending outwardly therefrom. The tile further includes at least one female receptacle situated on at least one of the first lateral side and the second lateral side of the main body and extending outwardly therefrom. The male connector of the tile is engageable with a female receptacle of an adjacent tile so that the tile may interlock with the adjacent tile.11-04-2010
20100170179FLOOR MEMBER - The floor member, in the form a floor tile or a floor plank, that is formed of a flexible, non-rigid material, has a bottom portion formed with a plurality of moisture dispersal pathways that lead toward peripheral side edges of the bottom portion. The moisture dispersal pathways permit any moisture that develops between a floor base and the bottom portion of the floor member that is installed on the floor base to flow in the moisture dispersal pathways toward at least one of the peripheral side edges of the bottom portion, for passage beyond the one peripheral side edge of the bottom portion. Adjacent tiles of a floor tile installation have communicable moisture dispersal pathways such that moisture is not entrapped below the floor member and can migrate through the communicable pathways to an outermost peripheral side edge of the floor tile installation for dissipation of moisture into the ambient air.07-08-2010
20100170178PANELIZED ROOFING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The panelized roof sheathing construction system includes a plurality of panels attached to a building frame structure in substantially abutting relationship. Each panel includes a water resistant barrier layer secured atop the outward facing surface of the panel. The water resistant barrier layer includes a skid resistant surface. Joints between panels are sealed by strips of water resistant tape or the like. The panels are made of lignocellulosic material. The water resistant and skid resistant surface may include indicia for aligning strips of tape or for aligning fasteners. A method for manufacturing the water resistant building panels is also disclosed and includes the steps of feeding a roll of paper onto a forming belt, depositing lignocellulosic material and the binding agent onto the forming belt so as to form a lignocellulosic mat, cutting the mat and paper into segments of predetermined lengths, transferring the segments onto a loading screen, subjecting the segments to heat and pressure so as to impart the skid resistant surface on the paper, and cutting the segments into panels of predetermined sizes. A method of drying-in a building using the panels of the invention is also contemplated.07-08-2010
20120096790FOAM INSULATION BACKER BOARD - Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face.04-26-2012
20090277113Structural insulating panel and flat roof structure employing same - A structural insulating panel for use in a flat roof structure comprises upper and lower structural layers and an intermediate layer between the upper and lower structural layers. The intermediate layer is shaped such that the upper structural layer is sloped relative to a generally horizontal plane when the structural insulating panel is installed in a flat roof structure.11-12-2009
20090282762Device For In-Situ Barrier - The present invention relates to a multi-layer fluid delivery device for post-installation in-situ barrier creation. The device provides a medium for post-installation injection of remedial substances such as waterproofing polymeric resins or cementitious materials, insecticides, mold preventatives, rust retardants and the like. The device comprises a first layer and a second layer, with optionally an intermediate layer therebetween, and a plurality of tubes extending outwardly from the first layer. The first layer is preferably semi-permeable; the second layer is non-permeable; the optional intermediate layer is a void-inducing layer. The multi-layered device is attached to a structural substrate and a construction material such as concrete or shotcrete is applied against its surface (and around the plurality of tubes). Thereafter, a free flowing active substance can be injected through the tubes to fill the air space in the multi-layered device.11-19-2009
20090288358INSULATIVE AND WEATHER-RESISTANT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - A building structural component, such as a wall, roof, ceiling, floor, or the like, is resistant to weather and moisture while facilitating the drying and elimination of water vapor and liquid water. The component includes a vapor-permeable membrane that resists penetration of liquids including water, but that permits gases including water vapor to pass through the membrane to resist buildup of moisture in the building component, A batten, such as an insulated batten, forms a cavity in the building component to facilitate air circulation, and reduces heat flow through structural studs of the building component to increase the overall insulation value of the finished component.11-26-2009
20090293394MASONRY WALL VENT - A vent for an exterior brick wall. The vent includes a first enclosure which is installed in the brick wall in place of an entire brick. The enclosure defines a flow path from ambient conditions to the air in between the brick wall and an interior wall. The vent includes a shield for protecting the flow path of the enclosure from being obstructed by falling debris. Some embodiments includes a vertical section of vents which is also protected from falling debris such as trash mortar.12-03-2009
20120291382COOL ROOF BATTEN ASSEMBLY - A cool roof batten assembly with a vertical batten spacer which facilitates the rapid installation of battens on a roof comprises a unitary inverted U-shaped sheet material, a mounting flange extending outward perpendicularly from the ends of the sheet material and two outwardly directed retention flanges, into which the battens fit.11-22-2012
20110203206Circular Building Design & Climate Management - Various aspects provide for ventilating a circular building, including an external wall of the building in the shape of a circular polygon, a plurality of vertical wall sections each forming a side of the polygon, each vertical wall section secured to an adjacent vertical wall section at a vertex of the polygon and a metallic frame for supporting the vertical wall section. A glass skin may be secured to the metallic frame of the vertical wall section, the glass skin including an exterior opening and a vent chamber configured for receiving air from the exterior of the building through the exterior opening in the glass skin. The vent chamber may include an interior opening for communicating air from the chamber into the interior of the building and a movable flap for controlling a flow of air through the vent chamber.08-25-2011
20100287863BUILDING ENVELOPE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING MOISTURE TRANSPORTATION FEATURE - A building envelope assembly includes a first structural frame supporting a first interior layer, a second structural frame parallel with the first structural frame supporting a second interior layer and an exterior sheathing layer opposite the second interior layer, and a flexible sheet disposed within the assembly and configured to transport moisture from between the first structural frame and the second structural frame to a location outside of the assembly. A drain assembly is configured to transport moisture from the flexible sheet. A seal is attached to the flexible sheet and configured to prevent ingress of water toward the first and second structural frames.11-18-2010
20110197528Exterior Finish System - Disclosed is an exterior finish system for building structures that includes a water pervious adhesive for securing an insulation layer to a water resistive barrier applied to a building wall substrate. Also disclosed is a building structure such as a building column or wall that includes the finish system and a method of using the finish system to assemble a building structure such as column or wall.08-18-2011
20100287862EXTERIOR WALL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING DYNAMIC MOISTURE REMOVAL FEATURE - A wall assembly includes a wall frame, a trough, a moisture transport spacer coupled to the wall frame and providing a substantial barrier to the passage of air and moisture vapor through the wall assembly, a moisture wicking sheet disposed at a bottom of the wall frame and extending from the moisture transport spacer to the trough, and an air seal disposed between the moisture wicking sheet and the bottom of the wall frame. The trough communicates with a dynamic ventilation system configured to remove moisture collected in the trough.11-18-2010
20100281800WATERPROOF CEILING WITH MULTIPLE TYPES OF STRUCTURES - Disclosed herein is a waterproof ceiling with multiple types of structures. The waterproof ceiling includes a hanger unit secured at an upper end thereof to a ceiling wall or the waterproof ceiling and placed perpendicularly to a ground to support load on a lower end. A carrying channel is connected to the lower end of the hanger unit and placed parallel to the ground so as to be at right angles with the hanger unit. A drain module bar is connected and secured to a predetermined portion on the carrying channel and forms a predetermined angle with the ground to create a flow passage for leaked water. A waterproof panel is fitted to each of both sides of the drain module bar, thus closing a space between drain module bars. A water collecting pipe is provided vertically on an end of the drain module bar, thus collecting the leaked water and discharging the water to the outside. The hanger unit is connected to the lower end of the drain module bar to support an additional load.11-11-2010
20110197527BUILDING ROOF SYSTEM - The invention relates to a roof structure which can be formed from a reduced number of components with respect to a conventional structure. The structure is typically pitched or sloped and comprises a series of spaced apart trusses which are spanned by roof panels which form the external face of the roof. The panels are interlinked or engaged and may in one embodiment be provided with an inner face of insulating material. In one embodiment the panels and/or other components, such as the trusses, may be formed from plastics material.08-18-2011
20090266017BATTEN RISER ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is a batten riser assembly that is used to install battens for tile roofs. The batten riser assembly can be used to prolong the life of tile roofs since it is made of waterproof materials. The batten riser assembly uses flexible strips that can be easily folded in a compact package and can be installed in a quick and easy manner. The batten riser assembly can be used in conjunction with a marker tape to speed installation. The batten riser assembly is designed to prevent the damming of water that penetrates the tile roof. The batten riser assembly provides a simple and easy way for installers to comply with building codes.10-29-2009
20080289277FLOOR MEMBER - The floor member is a laminated structure in the form a floor tile or a floor plank. A bottom portion of the floor member is formed with a plurality of moisture dispersal pathways that lead toward peripheral side edges of the bottom portion. The moisture dispersal pathways permit any moisture that develops between a floor base and the bottom portion of the floor member that is installed on the floor base to flow in the moisture dispersal pathways toward at least one of the peripheral side edges of the bottom portion, for passage beyond the one peripheral side edge of the bottom portion. Adjacent tiles of a floor tile installation have communicable moisture dispersal pathways such that moisture is not entrapped below the floor member and can migrate through the communicable pathways to an outermost peripheral side edge of the floor tile installation for dissipation of moisture into the ambient air.11-27-2008
20090173024ROOF - The present invention is a roof, wherein a planar base material in which gaps penetrated through back and front sides are formed is arranged on a roof surface with a clearance between the roof and itself. The roof structure has an effect to economically and efficiently prevent the temperature of the roof from becoming high due to shining down of direct sunlight on the upper surface of the roof.07-09-2009
20090025323Moisture Removal System - A sheathing layer spans a supporting surface from which moisture is to be removed. In one exemplary system, ventilation channels extend between opposed ends of the substrate layer, communicating with an outlet opening at one end and with a duct at the opposing end which in turn communicates with an inlet opening at the same end of the substrate layer as the outlet opening. A fan is arranged to circulate air through channels from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to replace humid air in the channels with drier replacement air. In another example, a substrate layer includes ventilation channels communicating only between the supporting surface and an outlet opening. The outlet opening connects to a fan which maintains the channels at a vacuum pressure to withdraw moisture therefrom.01-29-2009
20090007509Insulated board having an integral drain - A foundation protective layer for installation adjacent a foundation wall of a building includes a thermally insulative layer comprising a layer of foam and an upwardly extending drain passage thereon to facilitate drainage of groundwater, typically into a french drain. The drain passage may be formed within a conduit or a strip of porous material mounted on the insulative layer. A channel may be formed in the insulative layer in which the conduit or strip of porous material is disposed. The conduit may have a corrugated sidewall which may be perforated or split along its length. The strip of porous material may be formed of a web of non-woven fibers. An attachment mechanism may be used for attaching the insulative layer to the foundation wall.01-08-2009
20090211186Double floor type inducing waterproof structure and green roof structure using the same - A rooftop double floor-type guidance waterproof structure according to the present invention includes upper panels for preventing water from directly falling onto a rooftop, support members for supporting the upper panels at a uniform height above the rooftop, and drain conduits provided on the tops or sides of the upper panels and configured to guide water, falling onto the upper panels, to a space outside the upper panels, and to drain the water, wherein rooftop tree planting is conducted in a space above the upper panels. As a result, rooftop waterproof performance can be further improved, and rooftop tree planting can be more efficiently realized.08-27-2009
20090241449SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM PROVIDING ELEMENT PROTECTION - A structural support system with a means for capturing and channeling elements originating from an exterior surface is disclosed. More specifically, the support system not only creates a dry area under a deck but is also a load bearing component of the deck. The support system is multifunctional in that it alleviates the need for traditional joist-dependent construction methods while simultaneously providing an efficient and aesthetically pleasing structure for maintaining a useful, dry area under the deck. Advantageously, embodiments are scalable in that the system comprises a repeatable series of interlocking components operable to be customized to any foreseeable deck footprint or load bearing application.10-01-2009
20120266554BUILDING BLOCK AND CLADDING SYSTEM - A cladding system for cladding a supporting wall is disclosed. The cladding system includes a plurality of building blocks, each having a body and a facing; and a plurality of support brackets for mounting the blocks on the supporting wall in a plurality of adjoining horizontal rows. The body of each block includes engagement means for engaging at least one of the support brackets such that, in use, at least a part of the body of each block abuts at least a part of the body of a neighbouring block in an adjoining row so as to guard against water penetration between the rows.10-25-2012
20100257799VENTILATING SPACING STRIP BETWEEN REAR SURFACE OF SIDING AND OUTER SURFACE OF STRUCTURE ALLOWING HORIZONTAL AIR CIRCULATION - Spacers and a spacing strip for use in an outer wall of a building between the outer vertical surface of its underlying structure and the inner surface of siding through which the siding is nailed to the underlying structure to provide a ventilation space between the rear surface of the siding and the outer surface of the underlying structure. Ventilation channels can be provided at both the lower and upper ends of the ventilation space to facilitate movement of air to the atmosphere from such a ventilation space.10-14-2010
20100251647RAINSCREEN ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - A wall mounted panel system wherein panels are permitted three directions of expansion and contraction since each of panel is affixed to the wall at a single point. For example, the system includes a first and second panel adjacent to one another. An upper bracket and a lower bracket are affixed to the back of each panel, wherein the upper brackets are affixed to the wall and wherein the lower bracket of the first panel is movably engaged with the upper bracket of the second panel. The panels do not communicate with any sealing members, thereby allowing for air to flow freely behind the panels for providing a means of removing moisture from behind the panels. A brace member in communication with the interior surface of each panel has an upper end affixed to the upper bracket and a lower end affixed to the lower bracket.10-07-2010
20100251646SELF-CLEANING FLOORING SYSTEM - A self-cleaning flooring system for catching waste products has at least one module comprising a drain pan and a floor grid. The drain pan has a ramp and a central drain outlet. The ramp extends around the drain pan defining a drain pan periphery. The ramp slopes downward from the drain pan periphery towards the drain outlet. The drain pan periphery has a plurality of discharge ports spaced therealong for discharge of flushing fluid onto the ramp such that the waste products are washed down the ramp towards the drain outlet. The floor grid extends across the drain pan and is mounted upon the drain pan periphery for supporting personnel standing thereon while permitting waste products to pass therethrough. The module is interconnectable to horizontally adjacent modules to form the flooring system,10-07-2010
20100146891 SPACER06-17-2010
20100242390VENTILATED BUILDING BLOCK WITH DRAIN FEATURE - A building block for a ventilated wall includes an elongated center portion flanked by a pair of substantially parallel side walls oriented substantially perpendicularly to the center portion. The center portion has upper and lower edges, a first substantially vertical rear wall and a second substantially vertical front wall, the substantially parallel side walls extending beyond the second substantially vertical front wall. A first drain groove portion extends across the substantially vertical front wall and aligned with second and third drain groove portions provided on respective facing surfaces of the substantially parallel side walls.09-30-2010
20100170177Patio deck extension - The table top portion of the patio deck extension is aligned in a row with spaces between the 4 major slats and is secured at the bottom with cross members to form a base. The sides are then mounted around the perimeter. The angled support stabilizers are mounted to the cross members on the bottom of the deck extensions platform then attached to the existing deck uprights (Ballasts). All parts are secured using screws of various lengths. The purpose of this invention is to create additional deck space; it allows the home owner to use the patio deck extension to aid in storing, servicing and entertaining without infringing on their existing deck space.07-08-2010
20100287861EXTERIOR WALL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING MOISTURE TRANSPORTATION FEATURE - An exterior wall assembly includes a wall frame supporting an interior wall layer and an exterior wall layer opposite the interior wall layer, a flexible sheet disposed within the exterior wall assembly, and a seal attached to the flexible sheet and configured to prevent ingress of water toward the wall frame. The flexible sheet is configured to transport moisture from between the interior wall layer and the exterior wall layer to a location outside of the exterior wall assembly.11-18-2010
20100192495Thin stone or brick veneer wall system and clips therefor - A wall system, particularly for thin stone or thin brick veneer walls, has a plurality of stones or bricks with grooves running along the upper and lower edges and a plurality of clips for linking the stones or bricks. One type of clip having one or more connecting flanges links an upper stone or brick to a lower stone or brick with the one or more connecting flanges housed within the groove in the lower edge of the upper stone or brick and within the groove in the upper edge of the lower stone or brick. The one or more connecting flanges of the clip depend from one or more base flanges of the clip and have a width just equal to the distance from the rear face to the groove of the upper and lower stones or bricks. The one or more base flanges of the clip depend from a support flange of the clip. The support flange has one or more apertures for accepting a screw or nail for fastening the clip to a structural wall.08-05-2010
20100293877Safety Surfacing Tile - One embodiment of a safety surfacing tile comprises a top surface; a plurality of series of first members supporting the top surface and extending continuously across a transverse length of the safety surfacing tile; a plurality of series of second members supporting the top surface and extending continuously across a length of the safety surfacing tile perpendicular to the transverse length; and a grid of voids formed by the intersecting first and second members on an underside of the top surface, wherein the grid of voids absorbs impact energy from an object impacting the top surface.11-25-2010
20100300023EXPANSION JOINT FOR MODULAR FLOORING SYSTEM - An expansion joint for a modular flooring system in disclosed, which includes the slidable engagement of two subsections of the expansion joint. The expansion joint is sized such that it is equivalent in overall dimension to the intended adjacent modular floor tiles of which it will form a part within a matrix of such interlocked modular floor tiles. The expansion joint is provided with at least one slot on one module, corresponding to at least one locking pin on the other module. The slot receives and restrains the locking pin and permits the slidable engagement along the longitudinal axes thereof.12-02-2010
20100313506Solar panel roof surface - A system for a solar panel roof surface effectively uses a roof support substructure having a series of parallel hollow support beams extending downwardly from a roof peak to a roof edge. These parallel hollow beams not only provide support for solar panels but also allow for drainage in channels provided in the beams. A series of solar panels are secured to hollow support beams and collectively define a closed sloped roof surface. The series of solar panels are positioned on the beams to define elongate segments of abutting panels where each elongate segment is one panel wide and supported between adjacent hollow support beams. The abutting panels include a sealing arrangement between panels to allow flow of water along the length of the elongate segments. Preferably, the series of hollow support beams include a top surface with a central securing slot positioned between panel segments and panel segment support surfaces either side of said securing slot for supporting edges of the solar panels with at least one drainage channel in the top surface and extending the length of the support beam for draining of water received in the channel to the roof edge.12-16-2010
20110000157INSULATING PANELS - The present invention relates to improvements in or relating to insulating panels. In particular, the present invention relates to an insulating panel comprising heat-exchanging and ventilation means for use in buildings. We describe an insulating and ventilating system for a roof or a wall comprising such an insulating panel having at least one internal longitudinal flue divided by a heat-transfer element; and an insulating panel and its use in a roof structure or wall cavity.01-06-2011
20100132287MULTI-PIECE POLYMER BUILDING PRODUCTS - A polymer building product for securement to the exterior of a building, the building product comprising a base portion securable to a substrate; a top portion slidingly telescopingly receivable over the base portion; and engaging elements, such as teeth, interengaging projections, etc. disposed on one or both of the base and top portions for securing the base and top portions together. The building product is characterized by a first, unsecured condition in which the top portion is slidingly received over the base portion in a first rotational orientation relative to the base portion and the top and base portions are freely slidingly separable, and a second, secured condition in which the top portion is slidingly received over the base portion in a second rotational orientation relative to the base portion and the top and base portions are secured together.06-03-2010
20090165410INSULATION SYSTEM COMPRISING INTERCONNECTED INSULATIONS PANELS DISPOSED AGAINST A WALL - This invention relates to a wall system comprising a building wall with an insulating layer, said building wall being the facade wall of a building or an inner wall, said insulating layer comprising insulation panels each insulation panel having first and second substantially parallel major surfaces. The second major surface is facing the building wall, and the insulation panel has at least three, preferably four, minor surfaces, where a slit is made in a minor surface and extending substantially parallel with the major surfaces. The insulation panel is positioned between at least two profiles, each profile having a base portion substantially parallel with and in contact with a part of one minor edge surface of the insulation panel and a flange portion substantially parallel with the major surfaces of the insulation panel and extending into said slit in the minor surface of the insulation panel. The insulation panel having a thickness larger than a width of the base portion of the profiles, and at least one profile is arranged and fastened to parts of the building different from the building wall, so that no elements connected to said profile except the insulation panel span from the first major surface of the insulation panel to the second major surface of the insulation panel.07-02-2009
20110083384CHANGING THE TEMPERATURE OF A THERMAL LOAD - A method of controlling the temperature of a thermal load within a structure (04-14-2011
20090031654Methods and apparatus for controlling moisture in straw bale core walls - A moisture control system for a straw bale core wall having an air pathway from the foundation of the wall to its bond beam permitting air to be pumped into the wall at the foundation level and up through the core of the wall into a plenum space at the top of the wall and out through one or more vents into the atmosphere.02-05-2009
20110209426DEVICES AND METHODD TO PROVIDE AIR CIRCULATION SPACE PROXIMATE TO INSULATION MATERIAL - Insulation spacer devices, methods and related construction techniques are provided. An exemplary device may include a body having a plurality of openings defining an openwork, to allow the passage of air therethrough when placed in contact with insulation material. The device may further include a plurality of spacer struts and/or spacing depressions fixedly attached to the body. The struts may be configured to maintain a predetermined distance between a first side of the insulation material and a building surface. The body and struts act together to define and maintain a space between the first side of the insulation material and the building surface, for example, for ventilation. The building surface can be the bottom face of a roof, an insulated attic floor, wall sheathing or a soundproofed demising wall, for example. The spacer device can be capable of being transported and stored together with, or as a separate item from, the insulation material, and can also be stored in nested layers. The device can also be stored in rolled form. The openwork of the device can additionally or alternatively include a sheet of Entangled net filaments or other similar material.09-01-2011
20090217608ROOF MODULE WITH A VENTILATION DUCT - The invention relates to a roof module with at least one ventilation duct, the ventilation duct (09-03-2009
20110072746INTERLOCKING ROOFING PANEL SYSTEM - A roofing system includes a plurality of roofing panel assemblies. Each roofing panel assembly includes a base having a substantially planar surface, a plurality of I-joists having an upper flange and a lower flange, wherein the base is attached to the lower flanges of the plurality of I-joists, and a cap having a substantially planar surface, wherein the cap is attached to the upper flanges of the plurality of I-joists. The plurality of I-joists includes a first edge most I-joist and a second edge most I-joist. A first edge of the cap is attached to the upper flange of the first edge most I-joist such that a portion of the upper flange of the first edge most I-joist is not covered by the cap. A second edge of the cap extends beyond an edge of the second edge most I-joist for a distance less than a width of the upper flange of the second edge most I-joist. Adjacent roofing panel assemblies are attached such that the second edge of the cap engages the portion of the upper flange of the first edge most I-joist not covered by the cap.03-31-2011
20100229484CLADDING PANEL - A composite cladding panel 09-16-2010
20110047909FREE ACCESS FLOOR AND PARTITIONING METHOD - A free access floor formed by free access panels arranged above a base floor. The free access floor includes a specific panel that is one of the free access panels and has a slit, and a partitioning plate inserted into the slit, so as to hang down from a surface of the specific panel and orient airflow in a space between the base floor and the free access panels.03-03-2011
20110047910WALL PANEL AND METHOD - The disclosure provides a system and method for constructing support structures in buildings or other projects, which can support molds for use when pouring reinforced concrete slabs. The disclosed structures can accommodate more than one molds stacked vertically one over the other, and can remain in place to define walls or other separators in the completed structure. In one embodiment, the disclosed structure is a wall panel including a frame and vertical support members. The wall panel includes features allowing the vertical stacking of multiple wall panels. A temporary bracing system is further disclosed for use when stabilizing multiple stacked panels until construction of the surrounding floor or ceiling slabs has been completed.03-03-2011
20090049777FIRE-RATED WALL CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT - The present invention is directed toward fire-rated wall construction components for use in building construction. The invention provides wall components and systems which have fire-retardant characteristics, as well as wall components which allow for needed ventilation in a building throughout times when no fire is present. Embodiments include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving intumescent material. When the intumescent material becomes hot, it expands rapidly and fills its surrounding area, blocking fire, heat, and smoke from traveling to other areas of a building. Other embodiments02-26-2009
20100300024Studded Plate With Felt - An insulating plate/studded plate with moisture absorbing/capillary absorbent properties is described, where the plate comprises a layer of a waterproof material such as a plastic material whereon an absorbing material, such as a felt material is adhered.12-02-2010
20100251648INSULATED FIBER CEMENT SIDING - Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face.10-07-2010
20090277114DRAIN INSTALLATION KIT - The present invention provides a drain installation kit adapted to maintain alignment of the center of a sloping floor aperture with the center of a drain throughout the construction process. In a preferred embodiment, the kit includes an upper flange that is rigidly connectable to a drain base and multiple sloping guide bars that are rigidly connectable in a radial fashion to the upper flange. A user can use this preferred embodiment by assembling it, adding cementitious material between the guide bars, and making an upper surface of the cementitious material flush with a top edge of the guide bars. Embodiments of the present invention provide a variety of advantages over conventional drain installation kits. For example, many embodiments provide improved functionality, many embodiments are easier for do-it-yourselfers to use, and many embodiments can be manufactured more efficiently.11-12-2009
20110252731Drained and Back Ventilated Thin Composite Wall Cladding System - A wall panel includes a panel body, a first jamb clip, a second jamb clip, a bottom member, and an attachment clip. The first jamb clip is positioned adjacent to a right side of the panel body and the second jamb clip is positioned adjacent to a left side of the panel body. The first and second jamb clips are each configured to receive a portion of a spline. The bottom member has an engagement portion and is positioned adjacent to a bottom end of the panel body. The attachment clip is positioned adjacent to an upper end of the panel body and has an engagement receiving portion configured to engage an engagement portion of an adjacent panel. The bottom end of the panel body is configured to define a ventilation gap when joined to an adjacent panel.10-20-2011
20100319281Floor Through Assembly with Adjustable Drain - A trough assembly with adjustable drain is provided. The trough assembly is designed to address seepage problems associated with traditional drain and trough industry standard installation methods. The trough assembly includes a drain assembly. The drain assembly includes a seepage flange. The seepage flange includes a collar having open-ended slots. These slots are configured to cooperate with coupling protrusions to allow for adjustability of the drain assembly. This adjustability allows for accommodation of construction errors, including, but not limited to, variations in the elevation of the finished floor elevation. The seepage flange is also configured to collect seepage fluids into the central aperture of the drain assembly.12-23-2010
20100281801Foamed Building Panel, Clip and System for Installation - A building panel has a unitary foamed core, and a unitary cover layer of resinous polymeric material covering the core and covering a bottom edge or drip edge and an upper edge of the panel. A system for installation of adjacent panels includes the adjacent panels having vertical clip-receiving grooves slidably receiving narrow edges of a clip. The clip holds adjacent panels in coplanar abutting relationship to minimize movement while installed on a wall of a building.11-11-2010
20090301014Low-Energy Buildings - The aim of the present invention is to create such construction of outer wall and ceiling, as is needed to lead the dry water steam (water gas) away from the room through the wall, according to the Fick law of concentration declivity and natural steam pressure flow diffusion, without the water steam being able to concentrate to the condensation water in the wall.12-10-2009
20110185659Mounting Bracket For Wall Insulation - Disclosed is a mounting bracket for mounting wall insulation to an exterior wall. The mounting bracket is a unitary piece constructed of plastic, having a vertical wall plate, a horizontal support plate that extends orthogonal to the wall plate, and a vertical reinforcing plate that extends orthogonal to the vertical wall plate and the horizontal support plate. A bore is provided in the wall plate, for fastening the mounting bracket to the exterior wall. The reinforcing plate extends beyond the length of the horizontal support plate, to provide a mounting flange that may be fastened to a vertical wall support, such as a roof batten. The area formed by the horizontal support plate and an upper portion of the wall plate provides an unobstructed support area for supporting the wall insulation.08-04-2011
20110185658SYNTHETIC FLOOR TILE HAVING PARTIALLY-COMPLIANT SUPPORT STRUCTURE - A compliant insert for flexibly supporting a synthetic floor tile above a ground surface that includes one or more elongate bodies, with each elongate body having a longitudinal axis oriented parallel to a top surface of the floor tile, a top face having an attachment interface for coupling to a tile support structure extending downward from an underside of the floor tile, and a bottom face of having at least one contact flat for contacting the ground surface and at least one upwardly-directed recess for allowing liquids to flow underneath the insert. Each of the elongate bodies also has a thickness and stiffness sufficient, in an unloaded state, to elevate the support structure a distance above the ground surface.08-04-2011
20110258952Wall Section for a Wind Turbine Tower and Wind Turbine Tower - A wall section for a tower of a wind turbine is provided. The wall section includes an inner edge surrounding an opening of the wall section and a protrusion protruding in a thickness direction of the wall section and extending transverse to the thickness direction. Further a wind turbine tower is provided. The wind turbine tower includes a tower wall portion and a wall section as described above. The wall section is connected to the tower wall portion at least at a portion of an outer edge of the wall section.10-27-2011
20090071087GARAGE DOOR VENT WITH SCREEN - A louvered vent assembly having a spline retained insect screen is mounted in a garage door between interior and exterior frames to provide ventilation and prevent intrusion of insects.03-19-2009
20120036803BUILDING MODULE, A METHOD FOR MAKING SAME, AND A METHOD FOR USING SAME TO CONSTRUCT A BUILDING - A building module. The building module has a rigid inner construction panel defining a planar surface thereon; one or more rigid brackets each affixed by one or more mechanical fasteners to the planar surface of the inner construction panel; a rigid, closed-cell, spray foam or adhesive matrix contiguous to and substantially covering the planar surface of the construction panel and filling and surrounding and/or embedding at least a major portion of the one or more brackets. Each of the one or more brackets bears a planar surface facing substantially away from the planar surface of the inner construction panel. The surface area of the planar surface of each of the one or more brackets is substantially smaller than the surface area of the planar surface of the construction panel to which it is affixed. There is also a method for making a building module, a method for constructing a building using the building module, and brackets useful in the building module.02-16-2012
20120304566Floor Tiles with Hybrid Interlocking System - A floor tile system for protecting a substrate is described. The system includes two tiles or mats that interlock with one another along numerous axes to provide a tight, high-strength seam. Specifically, the tiles include teeth that interlock with teeth of the other tile in a side-by-side manner. The tiles also include male and female portions that interlock when the tile edges overlap with one another.12-06-2012
20120304567ROOF VENT - A roof vent for ventilation of a roof, the roof vent adapted to be placed on the pitch of the roof, not the ridgeline. The roof vent has a flat or tabular floor and a base attached to the floor. The floor includes a throat member having vertical walls and the base has sloped back lower walls, and upper walls that are non-horizontal and slope back from the lower walls, and finally a horizontal top. The effect of the nonnormal lower walls and the sloped back upper walls, in conjunction with a typically rectangular flat (parallel to the floor) top provides an airfoil shape to the roof vent that assists in the flow of an over the roof vent.12-06-2012
20120304565Apparatuses and Methods for an Improved Lath, Vapor Control Layer and Rain Screen Assembly - An improved lath and rain screen assembly for fastening to an exterior building surface or the like is provided. The lath and rain screen assembly comprises a rain screen configured to encourage ventilation and drying, and a lath configured to receive at least a portion of a first mortar layer. In various embodiments, the rain screen comprises a first and a second body, defining respective co-parallel first and second planes, while the lath comprises a third body spaced apart from and substantially parallel to at least the first plane. In certain embodiments, the first body and the lath are spaced apart so as to provide a first intermediate pathway. In certain embodiments, the first intermediate pathway is at least partially defined by the second body of the rain screen. A method of applying the improved lath and rain screen assembly is also provided.12-06-2012
20100170176Removable covering for surfaces - Comprising, in principle, tiles consisting of bases made of a plastic material and top plaques joined to the bases, the bases incorporating male and female anchoring elements along their edges which fit together for attaching one tile to another.07-08-2010
20110314758ROOF PANEL SPACER - Devices, methods, and systems are provided herein for spacing an outer skin of a roof from the supporting structure of the roof such that the roof shields against weather elements, admits light, and allows advantageous air circulation. In one embodiment, a wedge-shaped device for spacing panels on a roof includes a bottom surface, a top surface inclined at an angle relative to the bottom surface, and an integral support structure connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, the support structure including a plurality of ribs and a plurality of nail boxes.12-29-2011
20120042594BOARD COVER AND BOARD COVERING SYSTEM - A cover for a board is disclosed and comprises a sheet. The sheet has a pair of sides and a pair of ends. The sheet, in use, is disposed lengthwise upon said board. For and extending from each side of the sheet is provided a flange, the flange being either fixed at about 90 degrees to or pivotably attached to the sheet. The flanges, in use, extend in a common direction from the sheet, on opposite sides of said board.02-23-2012
20090320397CONTINUOUSLY INSULATED WALL ASSEMBLY - Construct a wall assembly by: (a) providing a support structure with spaced apart structural members; (b) affixing a thermally insulating layer of polymeric foam boards to the structural members, the foam boards achieving a Class A rating according to ASTM E-84; (c) covering seams between polymeric foam boards with a sealing tape; (d) affixing a plurality of fasteners through the thermally insulating layer to structural members with the fasteners extending beyond the outside surface of the thermally insulating layer; (e) attaching a façade selected from metal panel, metal-composite-metal panels, fiber reinforced cementitious siding veneer and materials having a thickness of at least 1.9 centimeters (0.75 inches) that qualify as “non-combustible” according to ASTM E136 to the fasteners and within five centimeters of the thermally insulating layer; and desirably (f) applying a spray polyurethane foam material to seal gaps through the thermally insulating layer; the process being free of applying gypsum sheathing layer or wood-based sheathing between structural members and the thermally insulating layer.12-31-2009
20120233947COMBINATION FLASHING AND DRAINAGE DEVICE - A combination through-wall masonry flashing and drainage device has a flashing membrane of stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, zinc, woven polypropylene, spunbond polypropylene, spunbond polyolefin, bituminous flashing membrane, polymer-modified bituminous flashing membrane, bituminous flashing membrane modified with styrene butadiene styrene, ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber, polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, or ketone ethylene ester resin. A wicking cloth is adhered to the flashing membrane, whereby when installed between an inner wall and outer wall with the wicking cloth facing up, water between the inner wall and outer wall is drawn through a mortar joint at the base of the outer wall to the outside of the outer wall by the wicking action of the wicking cloth without the need for vents.09-20-2012
20110154760INSULATED SIDING SYSTEM - An insulated siding panel comprises a foam insulation layer, an attachment member, and optionally a veneer layer. The foam insulation layer comprises a front face, a rear face, a tongue along a first end edge, a groove along a second end edge, and a slot defined in the rear face. The attachment member comprises an attachment rail and a member extending transversely from the attachment rail. The member of the attachment member is inserted into the slot of the foam insulation layer. When present, the veneer layer is attached to the front face of the foam insulation layer. When joined with other insulated siding panels, the interlocking occurs along the foam insulation layers to form an unbroken layer of insulation.06-30-2011
20120011790VENTILATED ROOF SYSTEM WITH RIDGE VENT - A roofing system in a building structure having a ridge vent includes strips of composite material having a base material adapted to form a hermetic seal with the top surface of a roofing section and recesses in a top surface in which an air permeable material can be positioned. A strip is applied to roof sections adjacent to each side of a ridge vent so that a ridge cap can overlay the strips in spaced relation from the underlying roof sections and be sealingly secured to the roof sections. The strip material establishes a barrier between the ridge cap and the roof sections through which air can pass, but through which the passage of rain and insects is inhibited.01-19-2012
20110094175INSULATED ROOF ASSEMBLY - An insulated roof assembly includes at least one support structure having a main body portion, a first insulation material generally disposed around the main body portion and a roof panel supported by the at least one support structure. A second insulation material is disposed between the roof panel and the at least one support structure. A third insulation material is disposed between the second insulating material and the at least one support structure. Thus, in a final assembly, the third insulating material is disposed a first distance apart from the roof panel and a second distance apart from the first insulation material.04-28-2011
20120124925Interlocking Rubber Tiles For Playgrounds - A tile for covering an area which interlocks with an adjacent tile includes a main body having a top surface and a bottom surface disposed opposite the top surface. The main body has at least a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The tile includes a plurality of spaced apart male connectors situated on the first lateral side, and a plurality of spaced apart female receptacles situated on the second lateral side. The tile further includes a plurality of spaced apart slots and a plurality of spaced apart projections. Each slot is situated on either the first lateral side or the second lateral side of the main body inbetween either adjacent male connectors or adjacent female receptacles. Similarly, each projection is situated either on the first lateral side or the second lateral side of the main body inbetween either adjacent female receptacles or adjacent male connectors. The male connectors of the tile are engageable with female receptacles of an adjacent tile so that the tile may interlock with the adjacent tile. Also, the projections of the tile are receivable by slots of the adjacent tile to help prevent the tiles from curling or separating.05-24-2012
20120247040APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR A LATH AND RAIN SCREEN ASSEMBLY - A lath and rain screen assembly for fastening to an exterior building surface or the like is provided. The lath and rain screen assembly comprises (a) a rain screen having a first side and a second side and defining a first plane, the first side including a plurality of first side spacer elements extending outwardly in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the first plane; and (b) a lath defining a second plane spaced apart from and substantially parallel to the first plane, the lath being operatively attached to an outermost surface of each of the first side spacer elements positioned adjacent the second plane. In certain embodiments, the lath and rain screen assembly further comprises a plurality of second side spacer elements extending outwardly in a second direction. A method of applying the lath and rain screen assembly is also provided.10-04-2012
20120131869BUILDING - The building of the present invention includes a wall making a boundary of a room, an inner wall formed by a group including first and second tubular structures and arranged on the wall as one body, and an air conditioner arranged in the room. The first tubular structure has a first ventilation hole, where gas blown into the first tubular structure from the air conditioner and passed through the first tubular structure with substantially no leakage is blown out, at a to-be-arranged position of a first storage equipment which is to be arranged in the room. The second tubular structure has a second ventilation hole, where the gas blown into the second tubular structure from the air conditioner and passed through the second tubular structure with substantially no leakage is blown out, at a to-be-arranged position of a second storage equipment which is to be arranged in the room.05-31-2012
20120167505POLYMER-BASED BRACKET SYSTEM FOR METAL PANELS - A system for supporting exterior panels on a substrate of a building structure. The system has a plurality of polymeric bracket members, and each of the bracket members have at least one anchor section, at least one web section and at least one support section. The polymeric bracket members provide a thermal break from the exterior panel to the substrate of the building structure. A plurality of exterior cladding units are held in place by the bracket members. A plurality of vents are disposed between the panels and the exterior panels, and a plurality of vents are also disposed between the panels and the substrate, thereby forming a ventilation system.07-05-2012
20100175341MOISTURE DIVERTING INSULATED SIDING PANEL - A siding panel product is provided comprising a first polymeric siding panel having a butt end and a top end, a front surface comprising a plurality of front faces defined between the top and butt ends and separated by at least one shoulder surface to define a stepped contour, and a rear surface. An insulation backing is coupled to the rear surface of the siding panel. The insulation backing comprises at least first and second insulation members coupled to the rear surface of said siding panel. The first insulation member has a bottom edge thereof coupled proximate to the stepped contour and the second insulation member has a top edge thereof coupled proximate to the stepped contour.07-15-2010
20100223868VENTILATED BUILDING BLOCK - A building block for a ventilated wall includes an elongated center portion flanked by a pair of substantially parallel side walls oriented substantially perpendicularly to the center portion. The center portion has a first vertical wall and a second sloped wall, the second sloped wall extending between a relatively thicker bottom wall of the center portion and a relatively thinner top wall of the center portion. The first wall is co-planar with first edges of the side walls. A stacked arrangement of such blocks, where adjacent blocks are inverted and reversed, establishes front-to-back air passages that do not provide a sight line, and which prevent rain from passing through. A mold assembly for manufacturing the blocks is also disclosed.09-09-2010
20120073223FOAM BACKER FOR INSULATION - Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face. The foam backing panel has alternating high density portions and low density portions. Fasteners used to attach the foam back panel to an exterior wall pass through the high density portions.03-29-2012
20120255249WALL PANEL TRIM REVEAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - There is disclosed an improved wall panel trim reveal system and method which utilizes a set of vertical, horizontal and corner trim pieces designed to be fitted together. In an embodiment, the system includes horizontal trim pieces having at least one slope, vertical trim pieces having at least one tab forming a slot for receiving one or more horizontal trim pieces therein, wherein the horizontal and vertical trim pieces when installed together with wall panels forming a moisture drainage channel to direct moisture away from the wall.10-11-2012
20100263311SYSTEM AND COVER ELEMENT FOR AIR SEALING - A system for air sealing of leaks in building corners in a wall portion made up by a framework, including a cover element with two overlapping and plane flexible film portions, which are connected to each other along a first edge portion. The film portions include linear folding lines to enable unfolding of the cover element for forming a three-dimensional geometry including a main surface and a collar which projects from the main surface and is formed integrally therewith and which corresponds to three sides of the beam portion.10-21-2010
20120227341Devices for Anchoring Stone Facing Elements Comprising Retaining Members Pressing Against the Wall - An anchor for a wall facing system comprising a backing member with one or more apertures, one or more base members projecting substantially perpendicularly from the backing member, one or more flanges projecting from the distal end of one or more base members, and said one or more flanges adapted to fit within a groove in an edge of a facing element to secure the facing element. The anchor possibly comprising one or more retaining members projecting substantially perpendicularly to and at a position along the one or more base members. The retaining members adapted to abut against a rear face of a facing element to secure the facing element and to provide a gap between the facing element and the wall.09-13-2012
20100325990STRUCTURAL FLOORING PANEL AND FLOOR STRUCTURE INCORPORATING THE SAME - A structural flooring panel comprises an upper sheet, a lower sheet and a plurality of longitudinally extending ribs between the sheets. The ribs are laterally spaced to define at least one longitudinally extending, internal channel within the panel.12-30-2010
20120260594GEOPOLYMERIC STRUCTURAL BUILDING UNITS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF - The present invention provides a geopolymeric cement formed from a precursor having a relatively high alumina content (Si:Al atomic ratio of less than or equal to 1.3:1) to form an alkaline multiphase alumino-silicate material.10-18-2012
20120260593Flood Vent - A flood vent for mounting in a building structure subject to flooding includes a frame and a buoyant door. The frame has an external surface configured to be inserted into an opening in the building structure and has an upper wall and a lower wall longitudinally displaced from the upper wall and a pair of displaced sidewalls extending between the upper wall and lower wall on respective ends thereof. The buoyant door is pivotally mounted between the sidewalls proximate the upper wall of the frame. The door is mounted to be longitudinally movable a float distance between a first position and a second position, closer to the upper wall than the first position. When the door is in the first position it is not substantially rotatable and when the door is in the second position it is free to pivot.10-18-2012
20120297712In-Floor Track Assembly for Sliding Panels with Built-In Drainage System - An in-floor track assembly with a built-in drainage system for sliding doors is disclosed. The assembly includes a drainage pan having a generally rectangular floor and integral walls that extend upwardly at opposite ends of the floor. A track extends laterally from a wall of the drainage pan and then extends upwardly and slightly above the level of a finished floor in a building. The track is arranged to engage wheels of a vertically-oriented panel such as a sliding door and support motion of the panel along the track. An upright splashguard is secured in spaced-apart relation to the drainage pan floor. The splashguard is located parallel to and spaced slightly apart from the track. The splashguard extends upwardly to be level with the finished floor. Together, the track and the splashguard form a drainage passageway therebetween to permit moisture to be directed to the drainage pan. A catch basin is mounted under the drainage pan to collect moisture from the drainage pan and return it to the exterior through a drainage tube.11-29-2012
20120297711Drainage-Promoting Wrap - A drainage-promoting wrap includes an elongate strip of weather-resistive membrane storable in a spiral roll and a series of separate, spaced-apart, spacers elements bonded to a face of the weather-resistive membrane. The spacer elements project from the face to a predetermined height and are formed of a hot-melt material applied to the membrane. A series of self-sealing fastener tabs can also be formed on the face of the membrane. Wall and roof assemblies utilizing the wrap are also provided.11-29-2012
20110225913Openable covering construction for pergolas, verandas and the like - An openable covering construction for pergolas and verandas, characterized in that said openable covering construction comprise a plurality of adjoining and partially overlapping bands longitudinally mounted on a supporting frame by a driving system allowing each said bands to be rotated about a longitudinal axis thereof parallel to a sloping side of said covering construction, said driving system driving said bands to at least two positions, a closed position, thereat said bands are partially overlapped onto one another and substantially parallel to the covering construction plane, and an opened position thereat each said band is rotated to a substantially vertical condition with respect to said covering plane, each said band comprising a section member including a contoured surface including, at a side thereof, a perpendicular side wall and, at an opposite side thereof, a channel defining curved wall, thereby a surface directly exposed to rain of said covering construction forms a water collecting and disposal of channel.09-22-2011
20110225912BLOCK WALL AND GARAGE DOOR FLOOD AND COMBUSTION AIR VENT - A flood and combustion air vent includes a louvered panel supporting a rodent screen for placement across an opening in a wall or door of an enclosed space in a building. The apertures in the louvered panel and rodent screen are sized to accommodate ingress and egress of flood water at a rate of water flow sufficient to prevent destructive hydrostatic forces from acting upon either the exterior or interior surfaces of the wall or door. Additionally, the rodent screen will prevent intrusion of rodents, vermin and reptiles into the enclosed space.09-22-2011
20110225911SELF-BAILING INTERIOR FRAME - A self-bailing, antimicrobial frame construction is disclosed. A lower track including a pair of vertical sections and a gabled center section is connected to a plurality of studs. The studs are connected to an upper track having a pair of vertical sections and a gabled center section. The lower and upper tracks and the studs can be made from recycled metal that is roll-formed into shape and coated with an antimicrobial coating. A closed-cell foam pad can be placed under the lower track to insulate sound and vibration. The lower track can include several perforations at a low point in the lower track to allow moisture to escape the frame.09-22-2011
20110265407ABOVE DECK ROOFING VENTILATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are an above deck ventilation system for a roof, and related methods of installation, having a ventilation medium sandwiched between a roof deck and a roof covering providing air channels between the roof deck and the roof covering. In one embodiment, a roofing system is provided, and may comprise a roof deck and a roof covering. In addition, the roofing system may comprise a ventilating medium disposed between the roof deck and the roof covering, where the ventilating medium may have a plurality of open air chambers disposed between a top sheet and the bottom sheet and traversing the length of the ventilation medium.11-03-2011
20120324814EXTERIOR WALL FINISHING ARRANGEMENT - A finishing arrangement for an exterior wall of a building includes a weather or water barrier against at least the exterior of the wall; an outer hardboard panel; an insulating foam panel between the weather or water barrier and the outer hardboard panel, the insulating foam panel attached to the outer hardboard panel and having drainage channels therein; and a drainage guide that extends from the weather or water barrier to at least the outer hardboard panel, for guiding moisture away from the wall.12-27-2012
20120279153MORTAR AND DEBRIS COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR MASONRY CAVITY WALLS - A mortar and debris collection device for use in a masonry wall assembly includes a water permeable body made of an open-space defining array of polymer filaments that twist and turn between filament intersections where adjacent filaments are bonded to each other. The water permeable body comprises a shell having a hollow interior and includes an elongated base and extensions upwardly projecting from the base.11-08-2012
20130008109Dynamic Insulation. - Dynamic Insulation for a building or structure comprising an external surface and an internal surface; at least one heat transfer layer between the internal and external surface; a supply for supplying air to the heat transfer layer, and a collector for collecting air that has flowed through the heat transfer layer. Pressure is regulated through the dynamic insulation. Air is supplied to the dynamic insulation from the interior or the exterior of the building or structure and/or exhausted to the Interior or exterior of the building or structure.01-10-2013
20130014459Constructional Building MaterialAANM Elwell; James K.AACI SandyAAST UTAACO USAAGP Elwell; James K. Sandy UT US - A constructional building material, such as a brick, with at least one base section and a vane extending from the base section. The vane defines, at least in part, a volume of space within an envelope boundary that facilitates fluid flow, such as airflow, through a wall system formed at least in part from one or more constructional building materials. Adjacent vanes, either of the same constructional building material or of different constructional building materials, may operate to provide or define one or more common volumes of space and corresponding fluid flow channels and associated fluid flow paths. A wall system, formed in accordance with the present invention, allows fluid to pass from one side to the other through the wall system while also providing up to complete visual obstruction through the wall depending upon how the wall system is constructed. Additionally, the specific configuration of the vane of a constructional building material can function to provide visual obstruction by extending beyond its own envelope boundary to or beyond the envelope boundary of an adjacent constructional building material. The configuration of the vane in the constructional building material can vary and the wall system may be built from a plurality of constructional building material configurations. The constructional building material of the present invention may also be used in combination with tradition building materials to form a hybrid wall system.01-17-2013
20110146174STRUCTURAL WALL - A structural wall has a self-supporting wall externally being provided with laths for attachment of a base plate for an outer plaster layer. The base plate consists of a wood composite material comprising polyurethane mixed with wood wool and is having good insulating ability. To utilize the insulating properties of the base plate and provide for a better fire rated wall, the spacing between the laths, originally being a air-gap, is filed with a rock wool mat having drainage facility for moisture at the side facing the base plate.06-23-2011
20130167460MASONRY UNIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Some embodiments of masonry blocks can be used to form a wall system that provides an improved resistance to moisture penetration that might otherwise advance to an interior surface of the wall. In particular embodiments, some or all of the masonry blocks in the wall system may be equipped with one or more moisture drainage elements formed in a surface of the respective masonry block.07-04-2013
20120240500FLOOR PANEL AND FLOORING DRAINAGE SYSTEM - The present disclosure is directed generally towards floor panels and flooring drainage systems utilizing two or more interconnected improved floor panels. In some embodiments, the disclosure includes a floor panel having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first longitudinal surface, a second longitudinal surface, a first transverse surface, and a second transverse surface. One or more drainage assemblies are located on either the first transverse surface and/or the second transverse surface. Each of the drainage assemblies include one or more drainage slots and one or more drainage notches. Further aspects are directed towards flooring drainage systems comprising two or more interconnected floor panels according to embodiments of the disclosure.09-27-2012
20110252730MODULAR FLOORING SYSTEM - A modular flooring system is disclosed which is designed to support heavy loads while providing stability and ground protection. The invention contemplates a modular tile with fully integrated connector loops, receiver pins and optional metal cam locks located in the corners of the floor tile or along the tile edges. The tiles contain an overlap edge, which engages with an underlay edge on an adjacent tile. This arrangement allows the tiles to overlap at an angle other than 90 degrees, providing greater strength at the point where adjacent tiles meet. The underlay edge contains a liquid capture channel which traps liquids which may seep between the adjacent tiles. The tiles are also provided with longitudinal recesses which extend through the top and bottom surfaces to the surface below, allowing for ventilation that is critical for grass and turf surfaces. The modular flooring system provides increased strength and stability and protection of the subsurface.10-20-2011
20130091793DEVICES AND METHODS TO PROVIDE AIR CIRCULATION SPACE PROXIMATE TO INSULATION MATERIAL - Insulation spacer devices, methods and related construction techniques are provided. An exemplary device may include a body having a plurality of openings defining an openwork, to allow the passage of air therethrough when placed in contact with insulation material. The device may further include a plurality of spacer struts and/or spacing depressions fixedly attached to the body. The struts may be configured to maintain a predetermined distance between a first side of the insulation material and a building surface. The body and struts act together to define and maintain a space between the first side of the insulation material and the building surface, for example, for ventilation. The building surface can be the bottom face of a roof, an insulated attic floor, wall sheathing or a soundproofed demising wall, for example. The spacer device can be capable of being transported and stored together with, or as a separate item from, the insulation material, and can also be stored in nested layers. The device can also be stored in rolled form. The openwork of the device can additionally or alternatively include a sheet of Entangled net filaments or other similar material.04-18-2013
20130091792AIR EXCHANGING THERMALLY RESPONSIVE WALL PANELS AND METHODS - Thermally responsive walls can be formed of wall panels made from different materials and having staggered conduits with respect to each other when coupled together (e.g., pancaked or layered) to form a wall at one temperature. The staggered conduits in the different wall panels are configured such that they become aligned at a second temperature due to differences in expansion coefficients. The wall panels can be designed using a computing system that processes an algorithm that accounts for various parameters, such as the different thermal expansion coefficients.04-18-2013
20130111836INJECTION MOLDED FLOOR TILES WITH DRAINAGE VENTS - Modular plastic floor tiles have elongate drainage vents formed to extend from the general upper surfaces of the tiles to general lower surfaces thereof. In a two-shot injection molded embodiment, the vents are laterally spaced from locations of overmolded features, and may be disposed within channels defined by downwardly depending support ribs. In one embodiment, groups of elongate vents are disposed around respective fill points in radiant fashion, so as to minimize the impedance to polymer flow within the injection mold. The vents may be radiussed at the tile's upper surface to enhance their fluid collecting capability.05-09-2013
20130125486ENERGY EFFICIENT ACCESS FLOOR PANELS AND SYSTEMS - An access floor panel is provided that includes a support frame that supports a phase change material. The phase change material changes phases at a certain temperature. The support frame may form a shell having a cavity. The cavity may be filled with the phase change material or with a mixture of the phase change material and a fill material. The access floor panels can be every panel in an access floor system or selected panels in the system.05-23-2013
20080202050Service Ceiling, in Particular for Laboratories, and Method of Installing Such a Ceiling - A service ceiling is provided for carrying supply lines in a room of a building having at least one aisle region, in particular in a laboratory. The service ceiling is provided with an intrinsically rigid support frame composed of profiled members which is fastened in the region of the ceiling of the room. At least one air inlet duct for feeding in fresh air, and lines for feeding in sanitary media are provided. The service ceiling is distinguished in that the support frame extends in a first plane at a distance from the ceiling of the building, and in that the air inlet duct extends above the aisle region essentially flush with the underside of the support frame, in the plane of the support frame, and in that the lines for feeding in the sanitary media extend above the air inlet duct in a second plane.08-28-2008
20110219714Built-in interior wall cavity drying and filtration system - A permanently installed wall cavity and filtration system provides molded base dry block members that install along the base of a wall between the floor and a bottom edge of drywall, gypsum board or other conventional interior wall construction material. The base block members have connection ports at opposite ends that communicate with an interior airflow channel on an inner facing side of the block members. The air flow channel communicates with the wall interior. A forced flow of dry air is directed through one of the ports, thereby allowing the forced dry air to circulate into the interior wall cavities in order to remove moisture and dampness. The damp, contaminated air can also be pulled out through any one of the connection ports by vacuum force, and filtered to avoid contamination of the surrounding interior living environment.09-15-2011
20100287865PRE-CAST RAIN SCREEN WALL PANEL - A prefabricated rain screen wall panel is provided comprising inner and outer concrete panels secured together by shear connectors. Intermediate members provide insulation, a drainage channel and a vapour barrier.11-18-2010
20100287864PRE-CAST RAIN SCREEN WALL PANEL - A prefabricated rain screen wall panel is provided comprising inner and outer concrete panels secured together by shear connectors. Intermediate members provide insulation, a drainage channel and a vapour barrier.11-18-2010
20100307085ANCHORING SYSTEM FOR A ROOF PANEL SYSTEM - An anchoring clip system that includes an anchoring clip that has a top flange portion and a base flange that can be connect to a substructure, and a cap member designed to be inserted over a portion of the roof panels so as to secure the roof panels to the anchoring clip. The anchoring clip system can optionally be designed to allow for fluid flow through or on one or more components of the anchoring clip system. The anchoring clip system can optionally include a locking crown that improves the wind uplift resistance of the panels.12-09-2010
20100307084ANCHORING SYSTEM FOR A ROOF PANEL SYSTEM - An anchoring clip system that includes an anchoring clip that has a top flange portion and a base flange that can be connect to a substructure, and a cap member designed to be inserted over a portion of the roof panels so as to secure the roof panels to the anchoring clip. The anchoring clip system can optionally be designed to allow for fluid flow through or on one or more components of the anchoring clip system. The anchoring clip system can optionally include a locking crown that improves the wind uplift resistance of the panels.12-09-2010
20110271622INSULATED FIBER CEMENT SIDING - Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face.11-10-2011
20110302864ADJUSTABLE ROOF VENTILATOR BASE - A roof ventilator mount for mounting a roof ventilator onto a gable-type roof (12-15-2011
20110302863MORTAR AND DEBRIS COLLECTION SYSTEM - Mortar and debris collection systems for cavity wall construction and/or walls constructed from concrete masonry units (CMU), for example, include a mesh body made of a material that is formed with circuitous paths therethrough making the body water-permeable. The mesh body is formed of a material having enhanced hydrophobic properties. The mesh body has a porosity sufficient to permit water to pass therethrough but insufficient to permit mortar and other debris to pass therethrough to weep holes or other water channels covered by the collection debris.12-15-2011
20130186026ACCESS FLOOR PANEL HAVING INTERMINGLED DIRECTIONAL AND NON-DIRECTIONAL AIR PASSAGEWAYS - An access floor panel is disclosed that has a top plate with a plurality of non-directional air passageways intermingled with a plurality of directional air passageways. The directional air passageways are configured to direct airflow through them at an angle to the upper surface of the top plate of other than 90°. The directional air passageways include an opening in the top plate and a tab adjacent to each opening that is at an angle with respect to top surface of the top plate of other than 90°. Due to the intermingling of the non-directional air passageways and the directional air passageways, the composite air flow direction through the non-directional air passageways and the directional air passageways is at an angle with the top plate of other than 90°.07-25-2013
20120017527WEEP PROTECTION SYSTEM - A combination through-wall masonry flashing/drainage device having a flashing membrane with at least one reinforcing cloth adhered to at least one side of the flashing membrane. A wicking cloth made of a synthetic wicking material is then adhered to the device. The wicking cloth material is selected for wicking ability, life expectancy, mildew resistance, and strength characteristics.01-26-2012
20130097949DESIGN METHOD FOR BUILDING - A design method for a building which enables an efficient design or construction and is environment-friendly by suppressing the occurrence of damaged materials to a minimum, and a building which can be constructed at a low cost are provided in such a manner that when the building is designed, a boundary surface in the height direction of a substantially effective width (working width) in an exterior member, a so-called siding panel, which occupies relatively high cost is set to be an indicator for determining an arrangement position of a window, a balcony, a canopy, further a main entrance or the like. When a building 04-25-2013
20120085053LIGHTWEIGHT TILE WITH TAPERED SUPPORT - The present invention is directed to a lighweight the with a tapered support angle reverse, to the angle of the roof, a tile having uniform contact with the roof surface that does not require battens and can be walked on without the fear of breaking. This the can be fabricated in several materials including concrete, ceramic, porcelain or clay. By increasing the surface area of the underside of this tile with numerous cavities and ribs, the capability for dissipating heat is greatly increased. The lightweight tile has the option of incorporating a breathable, underlying cushioning/insulating With this system of interlocking and overlapping tiles, when the top tile overlaps the tile below the top tile cantilevers and lays flat on the tile below it, greatly reducing the vulnerability to stress fracture because of the reverse angle and supporting ribs structure of the tile.04-12-2012
20120085052MASONRY WALL PANEL FOR RETAINING BRICKS - The present invention concerns a masonry wall panel assembly comprising a panel and a plurality of bricks. The panel is provided with a plurality of horizontally extending contiguous channels bounded by upper and lower protruding ribs, for fitting a row of bricks. Each channel is also fitted with a plurality of compressible retaining tabs positioned along the upper rib of each channel for retaining bricks inserted therein. The bricks are provided with at least one cavity and at least one compression area so that when a brick is inserted into a channel of the panel, the brick is positioned between the ribs such that the cavity of the brick faces one or more of the tabs located on the channel so that the tabs protrude into the cavity of the brick while at the same time compressing the compression area, thereby retaining the brick within the channel.04-12-2012
20120085051VENT WITH SCREEN OR PERFORATED ELEMENT - A vent includes an outer element including an outer perforated area having at least one perforation and an inner element having at least one perforation and a peripheral portion. The outer element and the inner element are separated by a distance to define a plenum between the outer element and the inner element.04-12-2012
20130205698CLADDING SYSTEM FOR BUILDING LAMINATES - Visible and concealed cladding systems used for attaching laminate panels to building structures are provided. The visible cladding systems comprise tracks and sliding clips to slide the laminate panel into the desired location on the building wall. The concealed cladding systems comprise hanger elements to attach a laminate panel to the building wall.08-15-2013

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