US 9,809,976 B2
Beam clip with teeth
Brett W. Sareyka, Glen Mills, PA (US)
Assigned to Worthington Armstrong Venture, Malvern, PA (US)
Filed by Worthington Armstrong Venture, Malvern, PA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/273,849.
Application 13/694,393 is a division of application No. 12/806,909, filed on Aug. 24, 2010, granted, now 8,413,402, issued on Apr. 9, 2013.
Application 15/273,849 is a continuation of application No. 13/694,393, filed on Nov. 27, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2017/0009451 A1, Jan. 12, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. E04B 9/02 (2006.01); E04B 9/30 (2006.01); E04B 9/12 (2006.01); E04B 9/06 (2006.01); F16B 7/04 (2006.01); F16M 13/02 (2006.01); E04B 1/24 (2006.01); E04B 1/26 (2006.01)
CPC E04B 9/127 (2013.01) [E04B 9/068 (2013.01); E04B 9/30 (2013.01); F16B 7/0486 (2013.01); F16M 13/027 (2013.01); E04B 1/2403 (2013.01); E04B 1/26 (2013.01); E04B 9/02 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A ceiling system comprising:
a wall molding attached to a wall, the wall molding including a first vertical leg parallel to the wall and a second vertical leg perpendicular to the wall; and
a saddle connector including:
(a) a first inverted channel comprising a first sidewall and a second sidewall, the first sidewall opposing the second sidewalk,
(b) a first tooth in the first side wall that is opposite a first clear surface area on the second side wall, wherein the first tooth is adapted to be forced into the first inverted channel, thereby forming a second clear surface area on the first sidewalk,
(c) a second tooth in the second side wall that is opposite the second clear surface area, such that the first tooth and the second tooth are staggered along the first and second sidewalls,
(d) a bridge piece extending from the first inverted channel,
(e) a back piece bent downwardly from the bridge piece, and
(f) a lip punched out of the back piece, the lip adapted to hook between the wall and the first vertical leg of the wall molding to secure the saddle connector to the wall molding; and
(g) a ceiling beam including a bulb along the top of the ceiling beam, wherein the first tooth and the second tooth pierce the bulb, wherein the first clear surface area is capable of forming a support for a first jaw of a pair of manually operated pliers to force the first tooth into the bulb by a force from a second jaw of the pair of manually operated pliers, the first tooth forming the second clear surface area once forced into the bulb, and the second clear surface area is capable of forming a support for the first jaw of the pair of manually operated pliers to force the second tooth into the bulb by a force from the second jaw of the manually operated pliers.