Join
today

Boliven PRO is more than just patent search

  • Build and save lists using the powerful Lists feature
  • Analyze and download your search results
  • Share patent search results with your clients

Patents »

US6536172: Insulating construction form and manner of employment for same

Share

Filing Information

Inventor(s) Victor A. Amend ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) John R. S. Orange · Orange & Chari ·
Primary Examiner Laura A. Callo ·
Application Number US9323013
Filing date 06/01/1999
Issue date 03/25/2003
Predicted expiration date 06/01/2019
U.S. Classifications 524/26  · 526/6  · 524/31  · 524/32  · 525/923  · 525/926  · 523/91.2  · 526/77  · 523/91.7  · 249/213  · 249/214  · 249/216  · 52/98  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 52 98 · 52105 · 52426 · 52431 · 52505 · 525926 · 52604 · 52606 · 52677 · 52712 · 525923 · 52715 · 5230912 · 5230917 · 52424 · 52425 · 52432 · 249213 · 249214 · 249216 ·
42 Claims, 9 Drawings


Abstract

An insulating construction form consisting of a pair of spaced apart panels and a plurality of ties is applied to the building of structural walls. The tie members include pairs of resilient retainer arms, which define a series of adjacent receptacles. A reinforcing bar is typically inserted into the receptacles and its displacement therefrom is inhibited by abutment surfaces. Markings are positioned on each panel to guide the attachment of a cladding. In one aspect, the construction form serves for the formation of a corner, wherein a vertical rod is positioned for the attachment of the cladding. In another aspect, the panels includ a plurality of openings made at the time of manufacture.

Independent Claims | See all claims (42)

  1. 1. An insulating form comprising a pair of panels made of an insulating material arranged in space parallel relationship with their inner surfaces facing each other and at least two bridging ties extending between and embedded in said panels, each of said panels including an inside surface and an outside surface, a top surface, and a bottom surface, each of said ties comprising a pair of elongated end plates integral with at least one web extending between and connected to said end plates, each of said end plates is located between said inside and said outside surfaces of each of said panels, said web of said ties includes a plurality of adjacent receptacles located along said web, a first receptacle and a second receptacle of the plurality of receptacles are adjacent to one another and each have a discrete pair of retainer arms for locating and retaining a reinforcing bar between either of the pairs of arms, each discrete pair of arms having an inner arm and an outer arm, each of the arms are individually connected to and projecting upwardly from said web such that each of the arms are individually detachable from said web, the first inner arm is positioned adjacent to the second inner arm to inhibit increasing the width of the first receptacle when the first inner arm becomes detached, wherein detachment of the first inner arm permits retaining the rebar between the first outer arm and the second inner arm when positioned there-between.
  2. 20. An insulating form comprising a pair of panels made of an insulating material arranged in a spaced parallel relationship with their inner surfaces facing each other and at least two bridging ties extending between and embedded in said panels, each of said panels including an inside surface and an outside surface, a top surface and a bottom surface, each of said ties comprises a pair of elongated end plates integral with at least one web extending between and connected to said end plates, each of said end plates is located between said inside and said outside surfaces of each of said panels, said top and said bottom of said panels including an interconnecting mechanism comprising a plurality of projections and a plurality of corresponding recesses, at least one of the projections having a dimension greater than that of the corresponding recess, wherein the insertion of the projections into the corresponding recesses provides an interference fit between adjacent concrete forms stacked in a vertical manner in order to inhibit separation of said forms during installation.
  3. 28. An insulating form comprising a pair of panels made of an insulating material arranged in a spaced parallel relationship with their inner surfaces facing each other and at least two bridging ties extending between and embedded in said panels, each of said panels including an inside surface and an outside surface, a top surface and a bottom surface, each of said ties comprises a pair of elongated end plates integral with at least one web extending between and connected to said end plates, wherein each of said end plates is located between said inside and said outside surfaces of each of said panels, wherein said at least one of said panels is divided into a first portion and a second portion disposed at angle to define a corner, said corner has a substantially vertical duct extended between said top and said bottom surfaces, wherein said duct includes at least one restriction for reducing the cross-sectional area of said duct.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US1784329* EDNA MAY BIERHAALDER Bierhaalder Dec 1930
US4085559* Preco Industries, Ltd. Ilukowicz Apr 1978
US4439967* Isorast Thermacell (U.S.A.), Inc. Dielenberg Apr 1984
US4604843* Societe Anonyme Dite "Etablissements Paturle" Ott et al. Aug 1986
US4706429 Young Rubber Company Young Nov 1987
US4731968* Obino Mar 1988
US4866891* Young Rubber Company Young Sep 1989
US4884382* Horobin Dec 1989
US4885888 Young Rubber Company Young Dec 1989
US5086600* Revelation Builders, Inc. Holland et al. Feb 1992
US5390549 Robert Bosch GmbH Mensen Feb 1995
US5428933* Philppe Jul 1995
US5465542 Terry Nov 1995
US5598675 Pruss Feb 1997
US5625989* Huntington Foam Corp. Brubaker et al. May 1997
US5704180* Wallsystems International Ltd. Boeck Jan 1998
US5809727 AAB Building System, Inc. Mensen Sep 1998
US5845449* I.S.M., Inc. Vaughan et al. Dec 1998
US5852907* AFM Corporation Tobin et al. Dec 1998
US5855102* Chang Jan 1999
US5896714 Cymbala Apr 1999
US6240693* Komasara et al. Jun 2001
US6308484* Thermalite, Inc. Severino Oct 2001
US6324804* PlastiFAB (division of PFB Corporation) Hoogstraten Dec 2001

Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
DE2440200*SEIFERT RUDOLFMar 1976
DE29919379LUGER UWEJan 2000
FR2694957GEORGE FRANCOISFeb 1994
GB986450*KEITH WILLIAM OLIVERFeb 1964
WO199701007Jan 1997
* cited by examiner

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
AU4903600 AMEND VICTOR A. AMEND VICTOR A Dec 2000
US6536172 Victor A. Amend Mar 2003