Global Patent Index - EP 0980498 A1

EP 0980498 A1 20000223 - ATTIC VENT

Title (en)

ATTIC VENT

Title (de)

DACHLÜFTER

Title (fr)

EVENT ATTIQUE

Publication

EP 0980498 A1 20000223 (EN)

Application

EP 99911049 A 19990303

Priority

  • US 9904578 W 19990303
  • US 3473698 A 19980303
  • US 3473798 A 19980303

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9945327A1] The present invention provides a ventilation system for an attic or rafter space that mimics the appearance of the roofing material and thus has little effect on the appearance of the building. The vent (40) has two pieces, a primary vent (12) and a secondary vent (40) and they may be made of aluminum, galvanized steel or copper. The primary vent (12) is installed on a roof deck over a ventilation opening cut through the deck. The secondary vent is constructed to look like the surrounding field tiles (21) and is installed over the primary vent (40). One or more vent openings (36) in the secondary vent (12) and an opening in the primary vent conduct (40) conduct air between the attic or rafter space and the outside. The secondary vent (12) has a skeleton (16) with one or more vent openings (36) and a cap (14) covering each opening shielding the ventilating space. Skeletons (16) are formed in one piece and are made to fit each different size and type of roofing tile. The caps (14) and the skeleton (16) are ribbed for rigidity. The caps (14) are made in one size only to minimize manufacturing and inventory complexity, thus any cap may be fitted on any skeleton (16).

IPC 1-7

F24F 7/02; E04D 1/30; E04D 13/16

IPC 8 full level

E04D 1/30 (2006.01); E04D 13/17 (2006.01); F24F 7/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

E04D 1/2916 (2019.08 - EP US); E04D 1/30 (2013.01 - EP US); E04D 13/17 (2013.01 - EP); F24F 7/02 (2013.01 - EP); E04D 2001/302 (2013.01 - EP US); E04D 2001/309 (2013.01 - EP US)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9945327A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9945327 A1 19990910; AU 2978599 A 19990920; DE 69922597 D1 20050120; DE 69922597 T2 20051208; EP 0980498 A1 20000223; EP 0980498 B1 20041215; ES 2234244 T3 20050616

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9904578 W 19990303; AU 2978599 A 19990303; DE 69922597 T 19990303; EP 99911049 A 19990303; ES 99911049 T 19990303