US Pat. No. 9,169,691

MAGNETIC TILT AND RAISE/LOWER MECHANISMS FOR A VENETIAN BLIND

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door comprising:
a multi-pane window having first and second spaced panes defining an interior space, and an exterior surface;
a window blind including a plurality of slats disposed within said interior space;
raise/lower lines coupled to said slats;
tilt lines coupled to said slats;
a carriage housing disposed within said interior space proximate a side edge of said multi-pane window;
a tilt strip disposed within said carriage housing and coupled to said tilt lines;
a first inner carriage disposed within said carriage housing and coupled to said tilt strip to actuate upwardly tilting said
slats when moved in a first direction and downwardly tilting said slats when moved in a second direction, said first inner
carriage including a first inner carriage magnet;

a second inner carriage disposed within said carriage housing and coupled to said raise/lower lines to actuate raising said
slats when moved in said first direction and lowering said slats when moved in said second direction, said second inner carriage
including a second inner carriage magnet;

a first external magnet adjacent said exterior surface and aligned with and magnetically coupled to said first inner carriage
magnet, said first external magnet linearly moveable to move said first inner carriage; and

a second external magnet adjacent said exterior surface and aligned with and magnetically coupled to said second inner carriage
magnet, said second external magnet linearly moveable to move said second inner carriage,

wherein said first inner carriage further comprises a first grip magnet magnetically coupled to a second grip magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,296,123

DOOR, DEEP DRAW MOLDED DOOR FACING AND METHODS OF FORMING DOOR AND FACING

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of forming a wood composite door facing, comprising the steps of:
disposing a fiber mat in a mold having a lower die and an upper die collectively forming a die cavity when the mold is in
a closed position, wherein the lower die has a first flat portion and at least one first downwardly extending contoured design
portion, and the upper die has a second flat portion and at least one second downwardly extending contoured design complementary
to the at least one first downwardly extending contoured design portion; and

compressing the fiber mat between the lower and upper dies, wherein the compression results in a contoured portion having
a vector angle and a draw depth that achieve a satisfactory stretch factor as shown in FIG. 6.

US Pat. No. 9,579,818

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY AND METHODS, PRESS USED THEREWITH, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A system for making doors, comprising:
a first pressing station comprising
a first press including a first set of platens, and
a second press including a second set of platens, each set of platens respectively having at least one platen movable relative
to the other platen of the set of platens between an open state and a closed state;

a first loading device configured to deliver assembled doors to the first pressing station;
a first discharging device configured to receive the assembled doors that have been pressed by the first pressing station,
the first pressing station configured to alternatingly move the first and second presses between (i) a loading/unloading position,
in which one of the first and second presses is in the open state and operative alignment with the first loading and discharging
devices to receive at least a first of the assembled doors delivered by the first loading device and to discharge at least
a second of the assembled doors that has been pressed to the first discharging device, and (ii) a pressing position, in which
the other of the first and second presses is in the closed state for pressing a third of the assembled doors and is out of
operative alignment with the first loading and discharging devices;

a first accumulator configured to hold the assembled doors that have been pressed in the first pressing station while an applied
adhesive develops bond strength;

a second pressing station comprising
a third press including a third set of platens, and
a fourth press including a fourth set of platens, each set of platens respectively having at least one platen movable relative
to the other platen of the set of platens between an open state and a closed state;

a second loading device configured to deliver assembled doors to the second pressing station;
a second discharging device configured to receive the assembled doors that have been pressed by the second pressing station,
the second pressing station configured to alternatingly move the third and fourth presses between (i) a loading/unloading
position, in which one of the third and fourth presses is in the open state and operative alignment with the second loading
and second discharging devices to receive at least a fourth of the assembled doors delivered by the second loading device
and to discharge at least a fifth of the assembled doors that has been pressed to the second discharging device, and (ii)
a pressing position, in which the other of the third and fourth presses is in the closed state for pressing a sixth of the
assembled doors and is out of operative alignment with the second loading and discharging devices;

a second accumulator configured to hold the assembled doors that have been pressed in the second pressing station while an
applied adhesive develops bond strength; and

a single conveyor configured to carry doors away from the first and second accumulators.

US Pat. No. 10,000,952

HINGE KIT AND RELATED METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A hinge comprising:a first hinge plate having a first edge and comprising a first knuckle having an appearance of a plurality of discrete knuckles that are directly adjacent to one another and intermesh with one another, the plurality of discrete knuckles comprising a first knuckle portion directly connected to the first edge and a second knuckle portion spaced apart from the first edge by a gap and directly connected to the first knuckle portion;
a second hinge plate having a second edge and comprising a second knuckle; and
a pin configured to connect the first knuckle and the second knuckle to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,309,704

HINGE KIT AND RELATED METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A hinge kit comprising:
a first hinge comprising
a first plate of the first hinge having a first knuckle coupled to the first plate of the first hinge, and a second knuckle
spaced apart from the first plate of the first hinge and coupled to the first knuckle of the first plate,

a second plate of the first hinge having a first knuckle and a second knuckle coupled to the second plate of the first hinge,
and a third knuckle spaced apart from the second plate of the first hinge and coupled to the first and second knuckles of
the second plate,

a first pin configured to couple the first and second plates of the first hinge together; and
a second hinge comprising
a first plate of the second hinge having a first knuckle and a second knuckle coupled to the first plate of the second hinge,
a second plate of the second hinge having a first knuckle and a second knuckle coupled to the second plate of the second hinge,
and

a second pin configured to couple the first and second plates of the second hinge together.

US Pat. No. 9,346,185

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door-making system, comprising:
at least one spray coating station for spraying adhesive to a door frame having stiles and rails forming a perimeter of the
door frame, a first door skin, or a second door skin;

at least one assembly station for joining the first and second door skins to opposite first and second surfaces of the door
frame, respectively, to form assembled doors;

a pressing station for alternatingly pressing at least two of the assembled doors, the pressing station comprising at least
a first press and a second press vertically stacked one on top of another for receiving at least two of said assembled doors,
wherein said pressing station is adapted to perform a pressing operation on at least a first of said assembled doors in the
first press while loading or discharging at least a second of said assembled doors into or out of the second press, and wherein
the first and second presses include a pressing surface shaped to compress central portions of the first and second door skins
to a greater extent than peripheral portions disposed about the perimeter of the first and second door skins, so that surfaces
of the central portions and the peripheral portions of the first and second door skins are coplanar with each other, and the
peripheral portions are in contact with the stiles and rails of the door frame upon completion of the pressing operation;
and

at least one material handling device for transporting the assembled doors between the stations.

US Pat. No. 9,290,988

DOOR FACING ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door assembly, comprising:
a first door facing comprising a first body portion, the first body portion comprising
a first interior side having a first interior surface with a first substantially planar main surface area,
a first exterior surface oppositely disposed relative to the first interior surface,
a first male alignment member protruding in a direction of the first interior side relative to the first substantially planar
main surface area, and

a first female alignment member protruding in the direction of the first interior side relative to the first substantially
planar main surface area;

a second door facing comprising a second body portion, the second body portion comprising
a second interior side having a second interior surface with a second substantially planar main surface area,
a second exterior surface oppositely disposed relative to the second interior surface,
a second male alignment member protruding in a direction of the second interior side relative to the second substantially
planar main surface area, the second male alignment member being configured to align and mate with the first female alignment
member when the first and second door facings are placed in a mating relationship in which the first and second interior surfaces
face one another, the second male alignment member also being configured to nest with the first male alignment member when
the first and second door facings are placed in a stacking relationship in which the first interior surface faces the second
exterior surface, and

a second female alignment member protruding in the direction of the second interior side relative to the second substantially
planar main surface area, the second female alignment member being configured to align and mate with the first male alignment
member when the first and second door facings are placed in the mating relationship, the second female alignment member also
being configured to nest with the first female alignment member when the first and second door facings are placed in the stacking
relationship.

US Pat. No. 9,157,268

COMPOSITE CAPPED STILE, DOOR AND METHOD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A capped perimeter frame member for an entry door, the capped perimeter frame member comprising:
an interior backer element; and
an exterior cap element secured to said interior backer element, said exterior cap element formed from a foamed polymer composite
having a relatively homogenous consistency and a closed cell structure with a specific gravity between about 0.7 and 0.8;

wherein said interior backer element includes a first major surface adhesively secured to said exterior cap element and an
opposite second major surface; and

further comprising a vent groove extending into the second major surface.

US Pat. No. 9,109,393

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MOLDED DOOR SKIN FROM A FLAT WOOD COMPOSITE, DOOR SKIN PRODUCED THEREFROM, AND DOOR MANUFACTURED THEREWITH

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded door skin comprising:
a first planar portion,
a second planar portion, and
an angled offset portion extending between and integrally connecting said first and second planar portions,
wherein said angled offset portion has a first thickness, said first and second planar portions have a second thickness, and
said first thickness is less than said second thickness, and

wherein said molded door skin is formed of wood composite comprising a thermosetting resin and has a bond strength of at least
2.0 N/mm2.

US Pat. No. 9,458,660

DOOR WITH FRAMELESS GLAZED UNIT, AND RELATED KIT AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:
a door frame having a first side and a second side;
a first door skin having a first rectangular outer periphery and a first inner opening, the first door skin comprising a first
exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite first interior surface facing and secured to the first side
of the door frame, the first exterior surface and the first interior surface collectively establishing a first lip that is
integral with the first door skin and is situated at the first inner opening, the first interior surface providing a first
groove containing a first sealant and/or adhesive;

a second door skin having a second rectangular outer periphery and a second inner opening, the second door skin comprising
a second exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite second interior surface facing and secured to the
second side of the door frame, the second exterior surface and the second interior surface collectively establishing a second
lip that is integral with the second door skin and is situated at the second inner opening, the second interior surface providing
a second groove containing a second sealant and/or adhesive, wherein the second sealant and/or adhesive and the first sealant
and/or adhesive are made of materials that are identical to or different than one another; and

a frameless glazed unit situated at the first and second inner openings and comprising opposite first and second sides directly
contacting and sealed to the first and second door skins by the integral first lip and the first sealant and/or adhesive of
the first door skin and the integral second lip and the second sealant and/or adhesive of the second door skin, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,272,441

METHOD OF SEALING A POROUS FIBROUS SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MAKING A DOOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of surface sealing a consolidated cellulosic article, comprising:
compressing a mat comprising cellulosic material and a synthetic binding agent into a consolidated cellulosic article having
a surface with pores, voids, and/or cracks, wherein the mat is compressed under an elevated temperature in the range of 300
to 500° F., the binding agent comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of a phenol formaldehyde,
a urea formaldehyde, a melamine modified urea formaldehyde, and an isocyanic resin; and

applying a sealant composition to the surface of the consolidated cellulosic article and permitting the sealant composition
to penetrate the surface pores, voids, and/or cracks and undergo cure while participating in a water-based foaming reaction
to establish a water-resistant polymeric foam sealant impregnated into the consolidated cellulosic article, wherein the sealant
composition is applied to the surface and the foaming reaction occurs at substantially room temperature, the water-resistant
polymeric foam sealant comprising a member selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane and polyurea, the water for
the water-based reaction originating with the consolidated cellulosic article.

US Pat. No. 9,555,609

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A process for making doors, comprising the steps of:
a) removing a first door skin from a first plurality of stacked door skins having respective first exterior surfaces disposed
face up and respective first interior surfaces disposed face down;

b) flipping the first door skin;
c) applying adhesive on at least a portion of the face-up first interior surface of the first door skin;
d) positioning a door frame onto the adhesive applied face-up first interior surface;
e) applying adhesive on at least a portion of an upwardly facing surface of the door frame;
f) removing a second door skin from a second plurality of stacked door skins having respective second exterior surfaces disposed
face up and respective second interior surfaces disposed face down;

g) positioning the face-down interior surface of the second door skin in contact with the adhesive applied upwardly facing
surface of the door frame to form a door assembly; and

h) compressing the door assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,523,234

NESTABLE MOLDED ARTICLES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door skin, comprising:
a door portion;
a door panel lying in a common plane with the door portion; and
a depression disposed between the door portion and the door panel so as to surround the door panel and be surrounded by the
door portion, the depression comprising a contoured wall extending downwardly from the door portion toward a bottom of the
depression at an angle of inclination and a slanted wall extending upwardly from the bottom of the depression to the door
panel, the contoured wall comprising a bead portion having opposite bead exterior and interior surface regions, a cove portion
having opposite cove exterior and interior surface regions, and a ledge between the bead portion and the cove portion,

wherein the door skin is stackable for transportation with a second door skin of identical profile in a nestable relationship
in which multiple contact zones are present between the contoured walls of the stacked door skins, the contact zones including
an arcuately extending contact zone between the bead exterior surface region of the door skin and the bead interior surface
region of the second door skin.

US Pat. No. 9,352,486

DECORATIVE DOOR SKIN COMPOSITE ARTICLE

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A composite non-planar door skin comprising:
a medium density fiberboard defining a continuous layer having an exterior major surface comprising a planar central portion
extending along a first plane, a first planar side portion and a second planar side portion positioned at opposite first and
second sides of the planar central portion and extending in a second plane, a planar top portion and a planar lower portion
positioned at opposite third and fourth sides of the planar central portion and extending in said second plane, where the
second plane is spaced apart from the first plane, a first angled wall connecting the first side of the planar central portion
to the first planar side portion, a second angled wall connecting the second side of the planar central portion to the second
planar side portion, a third angled wall connecting the planar top portion with the third side of the planar central portion,
and a fourth angled wall connecting the planar lower portion with the fourth side of the planar central portion, wherein the
third angled wall and the fourth angled wall have a slope that is less than a slope of the first and second angled walls;

a wood veneer layer covering the exterior major surface of the medium density fiberboard, the wood veneer layer comprising
a planar central portion, planar side portions, and angled walls corresponding to and overlaying the planar central portion,
the first and second planar side portions, the planar top portion, the planar lower portion, and the first, second, third,
and fourth angled walls of the medium density fiberboard,

wherein the medium density fiberboard and the wood veneer layer are bonded to one another and simultaneously deformed into
the composite non-planar door skin without cracking or wrinkling of the wood veneer layer by heating and moisturizing the
medium density fiberboard but not the wood veneer layer, placing the medium density fiberboard and the wood veneer layer in
contact with one another in a press, deforming and bonding the medium density fiberboard and the wood veneer layer together
under application of heat and pressure to form the composite non-planar door skin, removing the composite non-planar door
skin from the press, and wetting the composite non-planar door skin to raise the moisture content of the wood veneer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,534,440

STACKABLE MOLDED ARTICLES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded article, comprising:
an inner panel portion having an exterior surface establishing a plurality of inner panel corners;
a main body portion; and
a contoured portion extending between and interconnecting the inner panel portion and the main body portion so as to surround
the inner panel portion and be surrounded by the main body portion, the contoured portion comprising contoured corner segments
and contoured elongated segments extending between respective pairs of the contoured corner segments lengthwise, the contoured
corner segments being adjacent to the inner panel corners of the inner panel portion and having an exterior surface, an interior
surface, and a first maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured corner segments to a closest point
on the interior surface of the contoured corner segments, the contoured elongated segments having an exterior surface, an
interior surface, and a second maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured elongated segments to
a closest point on the interior surface of the contoured elongated segments, wherein the second maximum thickness is greater
than the first maximum thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,464,475

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MOLDED DOOR SKIN FROM A FLAT WOOD COMPOSITE, DOOR SKIN PRODUCED THEREFROM, AND DOOR MANUFACTURED THEREWITH

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded door skin, comprising:
a first planar portion,
a second planar portion surrounding said first planar portion, and
an angled offset portion extending between and integrally connecting said first and second planar portions,
wherein said angled offset portion has a first thickness, said first and second planar portions have a second thickness, and
said first thickness is less than said second thickness, and

wherein said molded door skin is formed of wood composite comprising a thermosetting resin.

US Pat. No. 9,284,772

REVERSE MOLDED PLANT-ON PANEL COMPONENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF DECORATING A DOOR THEREWITH

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A reverse molded wood composite door skin having an exterior surface adapted to be exteriorly disposed and an opposite
interior surface adapted to be interiorly disposed, comprising:
at least one panel portion, said exterior surface of said at least one panel portion extending in a first plane;
a skirt portion having a first thickness and a first specific gravity, said exterior surface of said skirt portion extending
in a second plane, said interior surface of said skirt portion adapted to be adhesively secured to a planar support surface;
and

a contoured wall surrounding said panel portion and interconnecting and integral with said panel portion and said skirt portion,
said skirt portion extending peripherally about said contoured wall, said contoured wall including first and second contoured
portions, said first contoured portion being adjacent said skirt portion and being reverse molded so that said exterior surface
thereof extends outwardly relative to said second plane to an outermost convex top having a rounded apex that is farther outward
from the first and second planes than any other part of the contoured wall, said second contoured portion being positioned
between said first contoured portion and said panel portion and having said exterior surface thereof extending inwardly relative
to said first plane, said outermost convex top of said rounded apex having a second thickness that is less than said first
thickness and a second specific gravity that is greater than said first specific gravity.

US Pat. No. 9,744,801

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE FOR FORMING A WOOD GRAIN PATTERN IN THE DOOR SKIN, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door skin comprising an exterior surface and an interior surface, the exterior surface containing a wood grain pattern
formed therein, the wood grain pattern comprising:
a) a plurality of grooves formed in the exterior surface for simulating the appearance of wood ticks, the grooves being recessed
from the exterior surface; and

b) tonal portions formed in the exterior surface for simulating the appearance of wood background tone, the tonal portions
comprising a plurality of spaced depressions, wherein spacings between the depressions have different widths and the depressions
have different depths.

US Pat. No. 9,102,808

METHOD OF MAKING ANNEALED DOOR SKINS AND COMPOSITE DOOR ASSEMBLIES, AND RELATED ARTICLES

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method for making an annealed door skin, comprising:
annealing a fiberglass-reinforced thermoset door skin comprising a thermoset binder and fiberglass to make an annealed door
skin, said annealing comprising:

heating the door skin in an oven heated to above the glass transition temperature yet below the thermal degradation temperature
of the thermoset binder for a sufficient amount of time to release of internal stress in the door skin; and

cooling the door skin.

US Pat. No. 9,314,983

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door pressing station, comprising:
at least one press comprising an upper die having an upper surface and a lower die having a lower surface, the upper and lower
surfaces facing one another to define a mold cavity in which a door assembly is to be received for a pressing process, wherein
the door assembly comprises a door frame having stiles and rails forming a perimeter of the door frame, a first door skin
and a second door skin, and the door skin being adhesively secured on opposite sides of the door frame;

a first wear resistant membrane disposed along said upper surface; and
a second wear resistant membrane disposed along said lower surface,
wherein said first and second wear resistant membranes prevent hardened steel forming the upper and lower dies from marring
doors that are acted upon by the upper and lower dies during said pressing process, and

wherein the upper and lower surfaces are shaped to compress central portions of the door skins to a greater extent than peripheral
portions disposed about a perimeter of the door skins, so that surfaces of the central portions and the peripheral portions
of the door skins are coplanar with each other, and the peripheral portions are in contact with the stiles and rails of the
door frame upon completion of the pressing operation.

US Pat. No. 9,511,573

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door press for pressing door assemblies of different sizes, comprising:
a first die comprising a first fixed surface;
a first fixed shim having a first shim surface raised from the first fixed surface;
a plurality of first movable shims having first movable shim surfaces, the first movable shims being movably connected to
the first die to move between at least a raised position in which the first movable shim surfaces are substantially flush
with the first shim surface and a lowered position in which the first movable shim surfaces are substantially flush with the
first fixed surface; and

a second die comprising a second fixed surface facing the first fixed surface, at least one of the first and second dies being
movable towards and away from the other for pressing a door assembly between the first and second dies,

wherein the first fixed shim is central to the first movable shims and non-movable relative to the first die.

US Pat. No. 10,144,147

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door press, comprising:an upper die having an upper surface, wherein the upper surface contains a first membrane fixed thereto, the first membrane comprising a first center portion having an upper chamber formed therein and a first peripheral portion attached to the upper surface, the upper chamber spaces the first center portion from the upper surface and is configured to accept gas to inflate the first center portion to a raised position relative to the first peripheral portion, but not to inflate the first peripheral portion; and
a lower die having a lower surface, wherein the lower surface contains a second membrane fixed thereto, the second membrane comprising a second center portion having a lower chamber formed therein and a second peripheral portion attached to the lower surface, the lower chamber spaces the second center portion from the lower surface and is configured to accept gas to inflate the second center portion to a raised position relative to the second peripheral portion, but not to inflate the second peripheral portion,
wherein the center and peripheral portions of the first membrane and the center and peripheral portions of the second membranes face each other and define a mold cavity in which a door assembly is receivable therein for pressing by the center and peripheral portions of the first membrane and the second membranes.

US Pat. No. 9,534,431

METHODS OF INSTALLING A DOOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of installing a door, comprising the steps of:
removing a first door comprising a first hinge and a second hinge from a door frame, wherein the first hinge and the second
hinge remain attached to the first door after removal from the door frame;

aligning the first door with a second door such that a top surface of the first door and a top surface of the second door
are flush;

extending the first hinge and the second hinge of the first door toward the second door;
providing a first mark on the second door at a first location associated with the first hinge and providing a second mark
on the second door at a second location associated with the second hinge;

aligning a third hinge with the first mark and aligning a fourth hinge with the second mark, wherein the third hinge comprises
a first alignment protrusion configured to be deformed based on the first door and the fourth hinge comprises a second alignment
protrusion configured to be deformed based on the first door;

coupling the first alignment protrusion of the third hinge to the second door and coupling the second alignment protrusion
of the fourth hinge to the second door;

attaching the third hinge and the fourth hinge to the second door using fasteners;
removing the alignment protrusion of the third hinge and the alignment protrusion of the fourth hinge after the third hinge
and the fourth hinge are attached to the second door; and

hanging the second door within the door frame, wherein a first pin is associated with the third hinge and a second pin is
associated with the fourth hinge.

US Pat. No. 9,290,989

DOOR WITH GLASS INSERT AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

20. A building component, comprising:
a first building component skin having a first planar portion formed with a first opening for receiving a glass insert, said
first opening being defined by a first flange extending inward from said first planar portion and a lip portion extending
from where said first flange meets said first planar portion and substantially parallel to said first planar portion to contact
a first major surface of said glass insert;

a second building component skin opposite to said first building component skin to form a cavity therebetween and having a
second planar portion formed with a second opening for receiving said glass insert, said second opening defined by a second
flange extending into said cavity from said second planar portion to engage said first flange;

a glazing rim member having a leg portion disposed on a surface of said second flange with and a lip portion extending substantially
parallel to said second planar portion of said second building component skin and having at least one flexible sealant fin
extending from the lip portion to apply a contact pressure to a second major surface of said glass insert; and

a core material disposed in the cavity between said first and second building component skins, wherein the core material is
in contact with the first and second flanges and deflects the second flange to force the first and second flanges together.


US Pat. No. 9,341,016

METHOD OF MAKING A DOOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of making a door, comprising the steps of:
pressing a substrate in a mold press comprising an upper die mold and a lower die mold that collectively form a cavity for
molding and embossing the substrate into a door facing blank having a central portion, first and second side portions adjacent
to and integral with opposite sides of the central portion, an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a design element,
the upper die mold comprising a protruding molding die feature and a first protruding embossing die feature, the lower die
mold comprising a depression molding die feature aligned with and complementary to the protruding molding die feature of the
upper die mold and a first substantially planar die feature aligned with the first protruding embossing die feature of the
upper die mold,

wherein said pressing of the substrate in the mold press causes the protruding molding die feature of the upper die mold and
the depression molding die feature of the lower die mold to form a molded portion of the design element in the central portion
but not the side portions of the door facing blank, the molded portion of the design element comprising a first groove in
the exterior surface of the central portion and a corresponding first protrusion on the interior surface of the central portion,
the first protrusion being aligned with and complementary to the first groove,

wherein said pressing of the substrate in the mold press causes the first protruding embossing die feature of the upper die
mold and the first substantially planar die feature of the lower die mold to form a first embossed portion of the design element
in the first side portion, the first embossed portion of the design element comprising a second groove in the exterior surface
of the first side but no corresponding second protrusion on the interior surface of the first side portion so that the interior
surface of the first and second side portions form substantially planar first and second stile-receiving areas that are longitudinally
extending and spaced from one another,

wherein the first and second grooves are continuous with one another, and
wherein the method further comprises
forming an additional door facing blank according to said pressing step;
trimming the door facing blank and the additional door facing blank adjacent to the first and second stile-receiving areas
to provide the door facing blank and the additional door facing blank with selected widths; and

securing the first and second stile-receiving areas of the door facing blank and the additional door facing blank to opposite
sides of first and second spaced stiles of a door frame to make a door.

US Pat. No. 9,416,585

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded door skin comprising:
an exterior surface having outer portions, spaced grooves recessed in said outer portions, and tonal portions comprising spaced
depressions recessed in said outer portions, wherein a first area of said exterior surface has a first density of said tonal
portions, wherein a second area of said exterior surface has a second density of said tonal portions, and wherein the first
density differs from the second density so that when stain is received and retained in said tonal portions, said first and
second areas simulate naturally occurring wood background tones having different degrees of darkness from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,777,532

DOUBLE BACKBONE CORE FOR AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY LINE, DOOR COMPRISING SAME AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:
a. a peripheral frame;
b. first and second door skins secured to opposite sides of the frame, each of said door skins having an exterior surface
and an interior surface and each of the door skins having a plurality of molded panels; and

c. a double backbone core component disposed between the interior surfaces of said door skins, wherein the double backbone
core comprises two backbones with expandable cells extending parallel to each other along a length dimension of the frame,
wherein each of the backbones extends the length of the frame, and extends between and directly engages opposed interior surfaces
of the panels to support a different molded panel of the first and second door skins wherein each of said door skins has a
plurality of molded panels arrayed in two longitudinally extending columns, and each of said backbones is positioned between
a middle of one of said columns of panels and an outer edge of the same column of panels.

US Pat. No. 9,125,510

TRACK FOR AN ADJUSTABLE BLIND ASSEMBLY

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A track for an adjustable blind assembly comprising:
a base comprising a flange portion and a brace portion, the flange portion comprising a plurality of discontinuous flange
portions extending in a first direction from the brace portion and securable to a spaced window pane by a window frame; and

a slot extending from said brace portion and providing a channel for a sliding adjuster;
the slot comprising a side wall and a back wall extending from said brace portion, a top wall connected to the side wall and
the back wall, and a protrusion extending from the top wall;

the side wall, the back wall and at least a portion of the top wall collectively defining a hollow tubular cavity;
said protrusion, said side wall and a portion of said base define said channel, said channel being open in a second direction
opposite to said first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,080,380

DOOR LITE FRAME WITH NESTABLE FRAME COMPONENTS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door lite frame comprising:
a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets; and
a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets;
said first and second frame components constructed to permit arrangement of said first and second frame components in an assembled
state and a nested state with respect to one another;

wherein in said assembled state, said first screw bosses being correspondingly aligned with said second screw bosses, and
said first and second frame components being secured to each other; and

wherein in said nested state, at least one of said first screw bosses of said first frame component mating with at least one
of said second grip sockets of said second frame component.

US Pat. No. 9,217,275

NESTABLE MOLDED ARTICLES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. Stacked man-made, molded articles comprising:
a man-made, first molded article having a first exterior surface and a first interior surface, the first molded article comprising
a first profile including a first planar wall and an adjacent integral molded first depression, the first planar wall having
a first exterior surface region, the first depression comprising a first contoured wall extending downwardly from the first
planar wall toward a first bottom of the first depression, the first contoured wall comprising a first bead portion having
opposite first bead exterior and interior surface regions, a first cove portion having opposite first cove exterior and interior
surface regions, and a first ledge between the first bead portion and the first cove portion; and

a man-made, second molded article stacked on the first molded article, the second molded article having a second exterior
surface and a second interior surface and comprising a second profile including a second planar wall and an adjacent integral
molded second depression, the second planar wall having a second exterior surface region, the second depression comprising
a second contoured wall extending downwardly from the second planar wall toward a second bottom of the second depression,
the second contoured wall comprising a second bead portion having opposite second bead exterior and interior surface regions,
a second cove portion having opposite second cove exterior and interior surface regions, and a second ledge between the second
bead portion and the second cove portion,

wherein the first and second profiles are identical, and wherein the first exterior surface and the second interior surface
share multiple contact zones between the first and second contoured walls, the contact zones including an arcuately extending
contact zone between the first bead exterior surface region and the second bead interior surface region.

US Pat. No. 9,752,378

STACKABLE MOLDED ARTICLES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded article, comprising:
an inner panel portion having a plurality of inner panel corners;
a main body portion; and
a contoured portion extending between and interconnecting the inner panel portion and the main body portion so as to surround
the inner panel portion and be surrounded by the main body portion, the contoured portion comprising contoured corner segments
adjacent to the inner panel corners of the inner panel portion and contoured intermediate segments extending lengthwise between
respective pairs of the contoured corner segments, the contoured intermediate segments having an exterior surface, an interior
surface, and a first maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured intermediate segments to a closest
point on the interior surface of the contoured intermediate segments, the contoured corner segments having an exterior surface,
an interior surface, and a second maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured corner segments to
a closest point on the interior surface of the contoured corner segments, wherein the first maximum thickness is greater than
the second maximum thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,834,982

DOOR, METHOD OF MAKING DOOR, AND STACK OF DOORS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:
a frame comprising opposite first and second frame sides;
a first door skin secured to the first frame side and comprising a first panel having a first panel planar exterior surface,
a first pattern portion surrounding the first panel and having a first pattern portion exterior surface, and a first surrounding
portion surrounding the first pattern portion and having a first surrounding portion planar exterior surface lying in a first
plane, the first pattern portion comprising a first raised portion and a first depressed portion on opposite sides of the
first plane, wherein the first panel planar exterior surface lies in the first plane in coplanar relationship with the first
surrounding portion planar exterior surface; and

a second door skin secured to the second frame side and comprising a second panel having a second panel planar exterior surface,
a second pattern portion surrounding the second panel and having a second pattern portion exterior surface, and a second surrounding
portion surrounding the second pattern portion and having a second surrounding portion planar exterior surface lying in a
second plane, the second pattern portion comprising a second raised portion and a second depressed portion on opposite sides
of the second plane, the second panel planar exterior surface lies in the second plane in coplanar relationship with the second
surrounding portion planar exterior surface, wherein the first pattern portion is asymmetrical to the second pattern portion,

the door being stackable into adjacent nesting relationship with an identical door comprising a third door skin that comprises
a third depressed portion and a third raised portion that are identical to the first depressed portion and the first raised
portion, respectively, and wherein the second depressed portion is configured to nest with the third raised portion in the
adjacent nesting relationship.

US Pat. No. 9,976,339

METHOD OF MOLDING A DOOR SKIN AND AN ETCHED PLATE FOR THE SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of making a stained door skin, comprising:pressing an etched plate against a substrate to mold a door skin with a stainable exterior surface comprising molded grooves and molded halftone portions, the grooves configured with variable depths and lengths with respect to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the halftone portions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally appearing wood grain background tone, the etched plate has an inverse configuration to the molded grooves and molded halftone portions; and
staining the stainable exterior surface of the door skin with a stain.

US Pat. No. 9,657,511

IMPACT RESISTANT DOOR SKIN, DOOR INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN IMPACT RESISTANT DOOR SKIN FROM A PRE-FORMED DOOR SKIN

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of reinforcing a plurality of molded preformed door skins, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a plurality of molded preformed door skins;
adhering a plurality of continuous fiberglass reinforcement layers to the plurality of molded preformed door skins so that
each continuous fiberglass reinforcement layer of the plurality of continuous fiberglass reinforcement layers is adhered by
a first adhesive to an associated molded preformed door skin of the plurality of molded preformed door skins; and

applying adhesive-coated chopped fiberglass strands on each of the continuous fiber reinforcement layers opposite to the first
adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,624,714

DOOR WITH FRAMELESS GLAZED UNIT, AND RELATED KIT AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:
a door frame having a first frame side and an opposite second frame side;
a first door skin comprising a first exterior surface facing away from the door frame, an opposite first interior surface
facing toward and secured to the first frame side of the door frame, a first integral lip, a first inner opening, and a first
groove in the first interior surface containing a first sealant and/or adhesive;

a second door skin comprising a second exterior surface facing away from the door frame, an opposite second interior surface
facing toward and secured to the second frame side of the door frame, a second integral lip, a second inner opening, and a
second groove in the second interior surface containing a second sealant and/or adhesive, wherein the second sealant and/or
adhesive and the first sealant and/or adhesive are made of materials that are identical to or different than one another;
and

a glazed unit comprising a first side and an opposite second side situated at the first and second inner openings, respectively,
wherein the first integral lip and the first sealant and/or adhesive directly contact the first side of the glazed unit and
seal the first door skin to the first side of the glazed unit and the second integral lip and the second sealant and/or adhesive
directly contact the second side of the glazed unit and seal the second door skin to the second side of the glazed unit without
an external window frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,562,280

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DECORATIVE SUBSTRATE AND DECORATIVE SUBSTRATE PRODUCED THEREBY

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of making a composite article, comprising the steps of:heating and pre-moisturizing a cellulosic fiber substrate;
placing the cellulosic fiber substrate and a wood veneer in a press without pre-moisturizing the wood veneer;
deforming and bonding the cellulosic fiber substrate and the wood veneer together under application of heat and pressure to form a composite article having opposite sides and opposite ends; and
wetting the composite article to raise the moisture content of the wood veneer,
wherein the cellulosic fiber substrate is continuous and has a surface,
wherein the wood veneer covers the surface of the cellulosic fiber substrate, and
wherein the composite article has a surface comprising a planar central portion extending along a first plane, a first planar side portion and a second planar side portion positioned at the opposite sides of the composite article and extending in a second plane that is spaced apart from the first plane, a planar top portion and a planar lower portion positioned at the opposite ends of the composite article and extending in the second plane, a first angled wall connecting a first side of the planar central portion to the first planar side portion, a second angled wall connecting a second side of the planar central portion to the second planar side portion, a third angled wall connecting the planar top portion to a first end of the planar central portion, and a fourth angled wall connecting the planar lower portion to the second end of the planar central portion.

US Pat. No. 10,648,222

DOOR WITH FRAMELESS GLAZED UNIT, AND RELATED KIT AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:a door frame having a first side and a second side;
a first door skin having a first opening, the first door skin comprising a first exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite first interior surface facing and secured to the first side of the door frame, the first exterior surface and the first interior surface collectively establishing a first lip that is integral with the first door skin and is situated at the first opening, the first interior surface providing a first groove containing a first sealant and/or adhesive;
a second door skin having a second opening, the second door skin comprising a second exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite second interior surface facing and secured to the second side of the door frame, the second exterior surface and the second interior surface collectively establishing a second lip that is integral with the second door skin and is situated at the second opening, the second interior surface providing a second groove containing a second sealant and/or adhesive;
a frameless glazed unit situated at the first and second openings and comprising opposite first and second sides directly contacting and sealed to the first and second door skins by the integral first lip and the first sealant and/or adhesive of the first door skin and the integral second lip and the second sealant and/or adhesive of the second door skin, respectively, without an external window frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,550,629

STACKABLE MOLDED ARTICLES, AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded article, comprising:an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface spaced from one another by a thickness of the molded article and defining on opposite sides of the molded article
an inner panel comprising inner panel corners;
a main body; and
a contoured portion extending between and interconnecting the inner panel and the main body so as to surround the inner panel and be surrounded by the main body, the contoured portion comprising contoured corner segments and contoured intermediate segments extending between respective pairs of the contoured corner segments lengthwise, the contoured corner segments being adjacent to the inner panel corners of the inner panel, the thickness of the molded article at the contoured intermediate segments including a first maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured intermediate segments to a closest point of the interior surface of the contoured intermediate segments, and the thickness of the molded article at the contoured corner segments including a second maximum thickness measured from the exterior surface of the contoured corner segments to a closest point of the interior surface of the contoured corner segments, the first maximum thickness being greater than the second maximum thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,719,288

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A stained molded door skin, comprising a molded component having a stained exterior surface comprising molded grooves and
molded tonal portions stained with a stain, the molded grooves of the stained molded door skin configured with variable depths
and lengths with respect to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance
of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions of the stained molded door skin comprising depressions
retaining a sufficient amount of the stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally occurring wood grain background
tone, wherein the stained exterior surface further comprises outer portions lying between the molded grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,610,707

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE MOLDING OF WOOD FIBER BOARD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of molding a wood fiber board, comprising the steps of:
conveying a wood fiber board into a chamber of a forming station, the chamber having a hollow lid;
supplying steam from a steam supply to the chamber to directly contact the wood fiber board and heat the wood fiber board
to a thermal softening point of the wood fiber board, the steam supplied to the chamber expanding inside the chamber to reduce
in temperature and moistening the wood fiber board;

heating an inside of the hollow lid of the chamber with steam from the steam supply so that the hollow lid has substantially
the same temperature as the steam supplied to the chamber for expansion and a higher temperature than the reduced temperature
of the expanded steam inside the chamber;

conveying the softened wood fiber board from the forming station to a press; and
pressing and deforming the softened wood fiber board in the press to form a door skin.

US Pat. No. 9,126,423

SURFACE MARKED ARTICLES, RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of surface marking an article, comprising:
laser marking a first graphic design element on a surface of an engineered composite article with a laser beam having an EDPUT
value in the range of approximately 0.12 watts-sec/mm3 and 79.6 watts-sec/mm3; and

ink jet printing a second graphic design element in predetermined orientation with the first graphic design element on the
surface of the engineered composite article.

US Pat. No. 9,074,418

DOOR FACING ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FORMING A DOOR

Masonite Corporation

1. A door facing comprising:
a body portion comprising a first surface with a substantially planar main surface area, and an oppositely disposed second
surface;

a male alignment member protruding relative to the substantially planar main surface area; and
a female alignment member protruding relative to the substantially planar main surface area,
wherein the male and female alignment members are constructed and arranged so that, when the door facing is placed in opposing
relationship with second door facing having counterpart male and female alignment members to the door facing, the male and
female alignment members of the door facing align and mate with the counterpart female and male alignment members, respectively,

wherein the male alignment member comprises a circular pin and the female alignment member comprises a circular locator, and
wherein both the male alignment member and the female alignment member are frustoconical in shape and differ in shape from
one another, and

wherein the male and female alignment members are positioned within a removable perforated area of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,526,839

METHOD OF INSTALLING AN ADJUSTABLE CORNER PAD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method for installing a sealing pad comprising the steps ofa) providing the sealing pad having
i) a base having an inside end and an outside end,
ii) an inside lobe, a middle lobe, and an outer lobe positioned on the base, wherein the inside lobe is adjacent to the inside end, the outer lobe is adjacent to the outside end, and the middle lobe is located between the inside and outer lobes, and
iii) a tail extending at an angle from the inside end of the base away from the inside lobe;
b) forming a channel in a doorjamb;
c) inserting the tail into the channel;
d) interlocking a weather strip with the outer lobe; and
e) adjusting a position of the sealing pad by sliding the sealing pad along the door jamb with the tail in the channel to maintain a seal with respect to a threshold cap.

US Pat. No. 10,392,857

SHAKER DOORS WITH SOLID CORE AND METHODS FOR MAKING THEREOF

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A shaker door, comprising:a) a rectangular peripheral frame;
b) two door facings attached to opposite sides of the rectangular frame, wherein the door facings both comprise a raised peripheral region, a transition surrounded by and immediately adjacent to and contiguous with the raised peripheral region, and a rectangular recessed panel terminating at opposite sides and opposite ends thereof at a continuous planar outer perimeter that is surrounded by, immediately adjacent to and contiguous with the transition, an entirety of the recessed panel within the continuous planar outer perimeter being planar and recessed from the raised peripheral region, the two door facings and the rectangular frame defining a cavity therebetween; and
c) a core filling the cavity, the core comprising one of:
i) a first core including a first portion at the recessed panel having a first density and a second portion having a second density less than the first density, the second portion disposed between the raised peripheral regions of the door facings,
ii) a second core including a first portion spanning substantially the entire area within the frame and having a thickness sufficient to fill the cavity between the recessed panels of the door facings, the first portion being sandwiched between two filler layers located at the raised peripheral regions of the door facings, or
iii) a third core including a first portion filling a portion of the cavity at the recessed panel and extending beyond the recessed panel, and a second portion filling the remaining cavity at the raised peripheral regions of the door facings.

US Pat. No. 10,173,398

METHOD OF MAKING A COMPOSITE NON-PLANAR DOOR SKIN

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

16. A method of making a composite non-planar door skin, comprising the steps of:heating and pre-moisturizing a medium density fiberboard sheet;
placing the medium density fiberboard sheet and a wood veneer layer in a press without pre-moisturizing the wood veneer layer;
deforming and bonding the medium density fiberboard sheet and the wood veneer layer together under application of beat and pressure to form a composite non-planar door skin;
wetting the composite non-planar door skin to raise the moisture content of the wood veneer layer,
wherein the medium density fiberboard sheet is a continuous layer having an exterior major surface,
wherein the wood veneer layer covers the exterior major surface of the medium density fiberboard, and
wherein the composite non-planar door skin has an exterior surface comprising a planar central portion extending along a first plane, a first planar side portion and a second planar side portion positioned at opposite first and second sides of the planar central portion and extending in a second plane that is spaced apart from the first plane, a first angled wall connecting the first side of the planar central portion to the first planar side portion, and a second angled wall connecting the second side of the planar central portion to the second planar side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,047,556

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:a peripheral frame having opposing sides; and
first and second door skins secured to the opposing sides of the peripheral frame, the first and second door skins each having a stainable exterior surface comprising molded grooves and molded tonal portions, the molded grooves configured with variable depths and lengths relative to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions comprising depressions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to collectively simulate an appearance of darkened wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,035,282

METHOD OF SEALING A POROUS FIBROUS SUBSTRATE, AND DOOR SKINS, PRODUCED BY THE METHOD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:a door frame having a first frame side and an opposite second frame side;
a first door skin comprising a porous fibrous substrate having an exterior surface possessing surface pores and an interior surface, the first door skin being attached to the first frame side;
a water-resistant polymeric foam sealant comprising a member selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane and polyurea impregnated in the surface pores of the porous fibrous substrate; and
a second door skin attached to the second frame side.

US Pat. No. 10,597,931

ETCHED PLATE FOR FORMING A MOLDED CONSTRUCTION COMPONENT

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. An etched plate for molding a molded construction component, the etched plate comprising an etched plate body comprising a plate surface with an inverse configuration to a stainable exterior surface of the molded construction component, the stainable exterior surface comprising stiles, rails, and panels with molded grooves and molded tonal portions stainable with a stain, the molded grooves of the molded construction component configured with variable depths and lengths relative to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions of the molded construction component comprising depressions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally occurring wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,562,339

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE FOR FORMING A WOOD GRAIN PATTERN IN THE DOOR SKIN, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. An embossing plate for forming a wood grain pattern into a door skin, the embossing plate comprising:a) a plate having a first surface;
b) a plurality of ridges formed on the first surface; and
c) tonal portions formed in the first surface of said plate, the tonal portions comprising a plurality of depressions, wherein spacing between at least some of the depressions have different widths and at least some of the depressions have different depths.

US Pat. No. 10,427,393

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door press for pressing door assemblies,comprising:
a first die comprising a first fixed surface;
a first fixed shim having a first shim surface raised from the first fixed surface; and
a plurality of first movable shims, each first movable shim having a first movable shim surface, each of the first movable shims being movably connected to the first die to move between a raised position in which the first movable shim surface is substantially flush with the first shim surface and a lowered position in which the first movable shim surface is substantially flush with the first fixed surface,
wherein the first shim surface is rectangular in shape and has a length and a width, the first movable shims comprise a first set of shims which, when in the raised position, extend the length of the first shim surface, and a second set of shims which, when in the raised position, extend the width of the first shim surface.

US Pat. No. 10,145,169

MOLDED DOOR FACING BLANK AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door facing blank, comprising:an intermediate portion, first and second side portions adjacent to and integral with opposite sides of the intermediate portion and associated with opposite side edges of the door facing blank,
an exterior surface comprising a molded groove extending across at least part of the intermediate portion, and an embossed groove extending across at least part of the first side portion but not extending into the intermediate portion, the molded groove and the embossed groove situated continuous with one another to establish a continuous groove in the exterior surface, and
an interior surface deformed by the molded groove but not the embossed groove to provide the intermediate portion with a corresponding, protrusion opposite to the molded groove and to provide the first side portion with a corresponding protrusion-free, substantially flat stile-receiving area opposite to the embossed groove.

US Pat. No. 10,006,240

DOOR WITH FRAMELESS GLAZED UNIT, AND RELATED KIT AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:a door frame comprising a first door skin, a second door skin and a frameless glazed unit;
the first door skin comprising a first inner opening, a first exterior surface facing away from the door frame, an opposite first interior surface facing and secured to a first side of the door frame, a first lip established by the first exterior surface and the first interior surface that is integral with the first door skin and is situated at the first inner opening, and a first groove provided at the first interior surface containing a first sealant and/or adhesive;
the second door skin comprising a second inner opening, a second exterior surface facing away from the door frame, an opposite second interior surface facing and secured to a second side of the door frame, a second lip established by the second exterior surface and the second interior surface that is integral with the second door skin and is situated at the second inner opening, and a second groove provided at the second interior surface containing a second sealant and/or adhesive; and
the frameless glazed unit comprising a first side and an opposite second side and situated at the first and second inner openings,
wherein the first side and the opposite second side of the frameless glazed unit contact the first and second integral lips, respectively, and are directly sealed to the first and second door skins by the first and second sealant and/or adhesive respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,657,512

REVERSE MOLDED PLANT-ON PANEL COMPONENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHOD OF DECORATING A DOOR THEREWITH

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A reverse molded wood composite door skin, comprising:
a panel portion lying on a first plane;
a style and rail portion having a first surface adapted to be exteriorly disposed and an opposite second surface adapted to
be interiorly disposed in order to be adhesively secured to a planar surface; and

a contoured wall extending integral with and surrounding the panel portion, and the style and rail portion extending integral
with and surround the contoured portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,481

DOOR SKINS, DOORS, AND NESTED DOOR SKINS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door skin comprising:an inner panel;
an outer body portion; and
a contoured portion interconnecting the inner panel to the outer body portion, the contoured portion is recessed from the inner panel and the outer body portion and includes a center base portion, a first sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the outer body portion, and a second sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the inner panel, the first sloping portion including a first angled portion that is adjacent to the outer body and a first bump having a first convex exterior surface that extends from the first angled portion to the center base portion, the second sloping portion including a second bump and a third bump, the second bump is adjacent to the center base portion, has a second convex exterior surface that extends from the center base portion to the third bump, the third bump is adjacent to the inner panel and has a third convex exterior surface that extends from the second bump to the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 9,884,438

IMPACT RESISTANT DOOR FACING, METHOD OF FORMING IMPACT RESISTANT DOOR FACING, AND DOOR FORMED THEREWITH

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. An impact resistant door facing, consisting essentially of:
a compression molded, hardened rectangular sheet comprising a sheet molding compound, the sheet molding compound establishing
first and second opposing major surfaces of the compression molded, hardened rectangular sheet; and

a porous mat having a continuous structure integrally molded into and permeated by the sheet molding compound, wherein at
least one of the major surfaces made of the sheet molding compound is unbroken by the porous mat, wherein the porous mat comprises
a first piece of porous mat and a second piece of porous mat and wherein each of the first piece of the porous mat and the
second piece of the porous mat has a rectangular configuration, wherein the first piece of the porous mat overlaps the second
piece of the porous mat in a cross configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,208,530

DOOR WITH FRAMELESS GLAZED UNIT, AND RELATED KIT AND METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprising:a door frame having a first side and a second side;
a first door skin having a first rectangular outer periphery and a first inner opening, the first door skin comprising a first exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite first interior surface facing and secured to the first side of the door frame, the first exterior surface and the first interior surface collectively establishing a first lip that is integral with the first door skin and is situated at the first inner opening, the first interior surface providing a first groove containing a first sealant and/or adhesive;
a second door skin having a second rectangular outer periphery and a second inner opening, the second door skin comprising a second exterior surface facing away from the door frame and an opposite second interior surface facing and secured to the second side of the door frame, the second exterior surface and the second interior surface collectively establishing a second lip that is integral with the second door skin and is situated at the second inner opening, the second interior surface providing a second groove containing a second sealant and/or adhesive, wherein the second sealant and/or adhesive is identical to or different than the first sealant and/or adhesive; and
a frameless glazed unit situated at the first and second inner openings and comprising opposite first and second sides directly contacting and sealed to the first and second door skins by the integral first lip and the first sealant and/or adhesive of the first door skin and the integral second lip and the second sealant and/or adhesive of the second door skin, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,202,799

DOUBLE BACKBONE CORE FOR AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY LINE, DOOR COMPRISING SAME AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method for making a door, comprising the steps of:providing a frame including a pair of stile members, extending in parallel, and an upper rail member and a lower rail member, wherein the upper rail member and the lower rail member are disposed in parallel and are connected to the stile members;
disposing a core within the frame, the core having a first backbone, a second backbone, and a connective cellular core connecting the first backbone to the second backbone and the first and second backbones to the stile members, wherein the first and second backbones have a higher fill density than the connective cellular core and extend the length of the frame; and
securing a first door skin and a second door skin to opposite sides of the frame, such that the first and second backbones engage inner surfaces of the first and second door skins,
wherein the first and second door skins each have a plurality of molded panels aligned in a first column and a second column,
wherein the securing step involves aligning the first backbone with the first column and the second backbone with the second column, and
wherein the securing step involves locating the first backbone between a middle of the first column and an outer edge of the first column, and locating the second backbone between a middle of the second column and an outer edge of the second column.

US Pat. No. 10,370,892

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING DOOR FRAMES

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door frame, comprising: a hinge side jamb parallel to a lock side jambs and a horizontally extending header jamb, said hinge side and lock side jambs being spaced apart and vertically extending, said horizontal header jamb connected to top ends of the hinge side and lock side jambs, each of the jambs has a front section and an adjacent back section, a hinge joins said front and back sections so that said front sections and said back sections are configured to be folded onto each other when oriented in a folded position,each of said hinge side jamb, said lock side jamb, and said header jamb includes a door stop, all of the door stops positioned on the associated back section,
a channel configured in each of said hinge side jamb, said lock side jamb, and said header jamb between the back section and said door stop,
each front section of said hinge side jamb, said lock side jamb, and said header jamb includes a protrusion, each protrusion configured to fit into the associated channel to interlock the front section to the associated back section when said front sections and said back sections are oriented in an opened position.

US Pat. No. 10,315,334

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY, PRESS, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

16. A method for making doors, comprising the steps of:pressing doors in a pressing station having at least a first and a second vertically stacked presses, the first and second presses each configured to receive, press, and discharge at least one door having a door frame containing stiles and rails forming a perimeter of the door frame, at least two door skins, and adhesive;
the first and second presses further being configured to press in alternating manner with respect to one another;
wherein each of the first and second presses includes upper and lower dies shaped to compress central portions of the at least two door skins to a greater extent than peripheral portions disposed about perimeters of the at least two door skins, so that surfaces of the central portions and the peripheral portions of the at least two door skins are coplanar with each other, and the peripheral portions are in contact with the stiles and rails of the door frame upon discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,316,579

STAINED AND STAINABLE CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A molded construction component having a stainable exterior surface comprising stiles, rails, and panels with molded grooves and molded tonal portions stainable with a stain, the molded grooves of the molded construction component configured with variable depths and lengths relative to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions of the molded construction component comprising depressions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally occurring wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,279,574

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door making system, comprising:a) a first station configured to receive a first plurality of stacked door facings, each of the plurality of stacked door facings containing a first surface disposed face down;
b) a second station configured to receive a second plurality of stacked door facings, each of the second plurality of stacked door facings containing a first surface disposed face down;
c) a framing station configured to adhesively contact a first surface of a door frame to a first surface of a first door facing from the first plurality of stacked door facings, wherein the framing station comprises
a door facing inverter configured to receive the first door facing from the first station with the first surface disposed face down, and to flip the first door facing to dispose the first surface face up, and
a framing mechanism configured to position stiles and rails of a doorframe onto the face-up first surface of the first door facing;
d) an assembly station configured to adhesively contact the first surface of a second door facing from the second plurality of stacked door facings to a second surface of the door frame to produce an assembled door, wherein the assembly station comprises a transfer mechanism configured to receive the second door facing from the second station with the first surface disposed face-down and to position the face-down first surface of the second door facing into contact with the second surface of the door frame; and
e) a compression station configured to compress the assembled door.

US Pat. No. 10,232,599

AUTOMATED DOOR ASSEMBLY AND METHODS, PRESS USED THEREWITH, AND ADHESIVE THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method of making doors, comprising the steps of:providing a first pressing station comprising
a first press including a first set of platens, and
a second press including a second set of platens, each set of platens having at least one platen movable relative to the other platen between an open state and a closed state;
providing a second pressing station comprising
a third press including a third set of platens, and
a fourth press including a fourth set of platens, each set of platens respectively having at least one platen movable relative to the other platen of the set of platens between an open state and a closed state;
successively delivering assembled doors in a layup state to the first and second pressing stations;
discharging a pressed first assembled door from the first press of the first pressing station and loading a second assembled door in the layup state into the first press of the first pressing station while the first press is in operative alignment with first loading and discharging devices, and simultaneously pressing a third assembled door in the second press of the first pressing station;
moving the second press vertically into operative alignment with the first loading and discharging devices; and
discharging the pressed third assembled door from the second press and loading a fourth assembled door in the layup state into the second press while the second press is in operative alignment with the first loading and discharging devices, and simultaneously pressing the second assembled door in the first press;
discharging a pressed fifth assembled door from the third press of the second pressing station and loading a sixth assembled door in the layup state into the third press of the second pressing station while the third press is in operative alignment with second loading and discharging devices, and simultaneously pressing a seventh assembled door in the fourth press of the second pressing station;
moving the fourth press vertically into operative alignment with the second loading and discharging devices;
discharging the pressed seventh assembled door from the fourth press and loading an eighth assembled door in the layup state into the fourth press while the fourth press is in operative alignment with the second loading and discharging devices, and simultaneously pressing the sixth assembled door in the third press; and
transporting the assembled doors away from the first and the second discharging devices on a single conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,753,140

SHAKER DOORS WITH SOLID CORE AND METHODS FOR MAKING THEREOF

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A shaker door, comprising:a) a rectangular frame;
b) first and second molded door facings attached to opposite sides of the rectangular frame, the first and second door facings respectively comprising first and second raised peripheral regions opposite to one another, first and second transitions opposite to one another and surrounded by, immediately adjacent and perpendicular to, and contiguous with the first and second raised peripheral regions, and first and second recessed panels opposite to one another and terminating at opposite sides and opposite ends thereof at continuous planar outer perimeters that are surrounded by, immediately adjacent and perpendicular to, and contiguous with the first and second transitions, an entirety of the first and second recessed panels within the continuous planar outer perimeters being planar and recessed from the raised peripheral regions, the first and second door facings and the rectangular frame defining a cavity; and
c) a core contained in the cavity, the core comprising:
i) a first core comprising a first member and a second member, the first member of the first core having a first density and being disposed between the first and second recessed panels but not extending beyond the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the first core having a second density less than the first density and being disposed between the first and second raised peripheral regions but not within the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels; or
ii) a second core comprising a first member and a second member, the first member of the second core spanning substantially an entire length and width of the cavity and having a thickness sufficient to fill an area of the cavity between the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the second core comprising first and second layers on opposite sides of the first member of the second core and being disposed between the first and second raised peripheral regions but not within the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels; or
iii) a third core comprising a first member and a second member, the first member of the third core being disposed between the first and second recessed panels and comprising an overhang extending beyond the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the third core being disposed between the first and second raised peripheral regions but not within the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the third core having a channel receiving the overhang of the first member of the third core; or
iv) a fourth core comprising a first member and a second member, the first member of the fourth core being disposed between the first and second recessed panels and comprising an overhang with opposite overhang surfaces extending beyond the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the fourth core being disposed between the first and second raised peripheral regions but not within the continuous planar outer perimeters of the first and second recessed panels, the second member of the fourth core having an L-shaped cross section with a ledge contacting one of the overhang surfaces and providing a void at the other of the overhang surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,753,143

PANEL DOORS AND RELATED METHOD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A solid door, comprising:a solid door panel having a periphery and opposite first and second panel surfaces;
stiles and rails collectively surrounding the solid panel, each of the stiles extending a full length of the door, the stiles having channeled stile surfaces extending across a thickness of the stiles and facing one another, the rails having channeled rail surfaces extending across a thickness of the rails and facing one another, the channeled stile surfaces and the channeled rail surfaces comprising
channels with open ends that receive the periphery of the solid panel,
first sealant-receiving grooves positioned adjacent to the channels at first interfaces of the first panel surface and first edges of the open ends of the channels, and
second sealant-receiving grooves positioned adjacent to the channels at second interfaces of the second panel surface and second edges of the open ends of the channels; and
a resilient sealant received in the first and second sealant-receiving grooves, the resilient sealant configured to allow movement of the panel within associated said channeled surfaces.
US Pat. No. 10,668,700

CELLULOSIC ARTICLES MADE FROM CELLULOSIC MATERIALS AND METHODS THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

19. A composite article, comprising:a) a hydrophobic cellulosic material;
b) a non-lipophilic cellulosic material, the non-lipophilic cellulosic material and the lipophilic cellulosic material form a total cellulosic material;
c) a coupling agent; and
d) a binder,
wherein the coupling agent is present throughout the article and has a hydrophilic/lipophilic balance (HLB) of about 7 to about 15, and wherein the total cellulosic material comprises greater than 25 wt % of Acacia fibers, with the balance being made up of mixed tropical hardwood.

US Pat. No. 10,538,955

DOOR SKINS, DOORS, AND NESTED DOOR SKINS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door skin comprising:at least one inner panel;
an outer body portion surrounding the at least one inner panel; and
at least one contoured portion surrounding the at least one inner panel and interconnecting the at least one inner panel to the outer body portion, the at least one contoured portion is recessed from the at least one inner panel and the outer body portion and includes a center base portion, a first sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the outer body portion, and a second sloping portion interconnecting the central base portion with the inner panel, the first sloping portion including a first angled portion that is continuous with the outer body and a first bump having a first convex exterior surface that extends convexly continuously from the first angled portion to the center base portion, the second sloping portion including second and third bumps, the second bump is continuous with the center base portion and has a second convex exterior surface that extends convexly continuously from the center base portion to the third bump, the third bump is continuous with the least one inner panel and has a third convex exterior surface that extends convexly continuously from the second bump to the at least one inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,294,711

FIRE RESISTANT DOOR CORES, DOOR SKINS, AND DOORS INCLUDING THE SAME

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door core comprising:a door core body having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface, the first major surface comprising one or more first inner panels, one or more first recesses contiguous with and surrounding entireties of one or more first perimeters of the one or more first inner panels, and a first main body contiguous with and surrounding entireties of one or more first perimeters of the one or more first recesses, wherein the one or more first recesses are recessed from the one or more first inner panels and the first main body, and wherein the one or more first recesses continuously and integrally connect the one or more first inner panels to the first main body so that the one or more first inner panels, the one or more first recesses, and the first main body collectively constitute a unitary piece; and
fire retardant material applied to the one or more first recesses and no more than 20 percent by surface area of a remainder of the first major surface excluding the one or more first recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,294,716

PRE-HUNG DOORS AND METHODS OF INSTALLATION THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A pre-hung door assembly, comprising:a) a frame containing parallel, spaced apart, vertical hinge side jamb and lock side jamb, a horizontal header connecting top ends of the jambs, and a sill connecting bottom ends of the jambs;
b) a door slab hingedly mounted to the hinge side jamb in a closed position, the door slab contains opposing inner and outer surfaces; and
c) at least one door jamb margin holder comprising
i. a rectangular, flat first terminal portion,
ii. a rectangular, flat first profile portion having a first end and a second end, the first end of the first profile portion is attached to the first terminal portion and extends perpendicularly therefrom,
iii. a rectangular, flat connector portion having a first end and a second end, the first end of the flat connector portion extends perpendicularly from the second end of the first profile portion,
iv. a rectangular, flat second profile portion having a first end and a second end, the first end of the second profile portion extends perpendicularly from the second end of the connector portion, and
v. a rectangular, flat second terminal portion having a first end and a second end, the first end of the second terminal portion extends perpendicularly from the second end of the second profile portion,
wherein the first terminal portion and the connector portion clip to the door slab and lay adjacent to and coplanar with the inner and outer surfaces, respectively, of the door slab and the first and second terminal portions clip to the lock side jam.

US Pat. No. 10,927,593

DOORS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING TELEGRAPHING THEREFOR

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A steel-edge steel door, comprising:a horizontally extending top rail;
a horizontally extending bottom rail;
first and second cooperating door facings positioned on opposing sides of the rails, each of the door facing having an edge extending perpendicularly to the rails and formed from steel;
a core disposed between the door facings; anda stile block adjacent to the edge of the door facings and positioned between the top and bottom rails, the stile block having a first end facing the top rail, a second end facing the bottom rail, and a length less than the length of the edge of the door facings, wherein the stile block has at least two first parallel notches extending from the first end away from the top rail, and at least two second parallel notches extending from the second end away from the bottom rail, the first and second parallel notches terminate remote from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,914,115

DOOR SKIN, A METHOD OF ETCHING A PLATE, AND AN ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door, comprisinga peripheral frame; and
at least one door skin attached to a side of the peripheral frame, the door skin having a stainable exterior surface comprising stiles, rails, and panels with molded grooves and molded tonal portions stainable with a stain, the molded grooves of the at least one door skin configured with variable depths and lengths relative to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions of the at least one door skin comprising depressions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally occurring wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,808,447

EMERGENCY DOOR CLOSING DEVICE

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. An emergency door closing device comprising:a base plate adapted to be connected to an outer surface of an existing door;
a pivot cam adapted to be connected to a hinge for pivotally holding the existing door to a door frame and wherein the pivot cam is adapted to be held in place against a hinge plate of the hinge;
a closing bar linearly movable and biasingly connected to the base plate and adapted to be releasably held in place via a pawl of a lever, the closing bar including a plurality of gear teeth each adapted to releasably retain the pawl between any two of the plurality of gear teeth;
a cable connected at a distal end to the pivot cam and connected at a proximal end to the closing bar, wherein when the existing door is pivoted into an open position the cable partially wraps around the pivot cam to move the closing bar;
a first spring member connected between the base plate and the closing bar and configured to move the cable;
a lever having a distal end, a proximal end, and a center section, wherein the lever is pivotally connected to the base plate at the distal end of the lever via a pivot post;
a second spring member connected to the base plate, the pivot post, and the center section of the lever member and adapted to pivotally bias the lever about the distal end and to pivot the pawl toward the closing bar;
a motor including a plunger connected to the proximal end of the lever and adapted to move the proximal end of the lever via the motor to pivot the lever and move the pawl out from in between the any two of the plurality of gear teeth of the closing bar; and
a detector connected to the base plate, and adapted to send an electric signal to the motor to activate the motor when a triggering event is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,801,251

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING DOOR FRAMES

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method for installing a pre-hung door assembly, comprising the steps of:a. providing a pre-hung door assembly comprising
i. a frame containing a hinge side jamb, a lock side jamb, and a horizontal header jamb, the hinge side and lock side jambs disposed in spaced parallel relation and the header jamb connecting top ends of the hinge side and lock side jambs, wherein each of the jambs is made of a front section and an adjacent back section joined by a hinge configured to allow the front and back sections to be folded, and
ii. a door slab mounted to the hinge side jamb;
b. unfolding the front and back sections of the jambs; and
c. inserting and securing the unfolded pre-hung door assembly into a wall opening.

US Pat. No. 10,648,225

DOOR SKIN, METHOD OF ETCHING PLATE FOR FORMING WOOD GRAIN PATTERN IN DOOR SKIN, AND ETCHED PLATE FORMED THEREFROM

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A stained molded door skin, comprising a molded component having a stained exterior surface comprising stiles, rails and panels with molded grooves and molded halftone portions stained with a stain;the molded grooves configured with variable depths and lengths with respect to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern;
the molded halftone portions retaining a sufficient amount of the stain to simulate an appearance of a darkened naturally appearing wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,526,839

METHOD OF INSTALLING AN ADJUSTABLE CORNER PAD

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A method for installing a sealing pad comprising the steps ofa) providing the sealing pad having
i) a base having an inside end and an outside end,
ii) an inside lobe, a middle lobe, and an outer lobe positioned on the base, wherein the inside lobe is adjacent to the inside end, the outer lobe is adjacent to the outside end, and the middle lobe is located between the inside and outer lobes, and
iii) a tail extending at an angle from the inside end of the base away from the inside lobe;
b) forming a channel in a doorjamb;
c) inserting the tail into the channel;
d) interlocking a weather strip with the outer lobe; and
e) adjusting a position of the sealing pad by sliding the sealing pad along the door jamb with the tail in the channel to maintain a seal with respect to a threshold cap.

US Pat. No. 10,518,437

WOOD DOOR SLAB PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND RELATED METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A workpiece processing system, comprising:a first carousel rotary conveyor associated with a first plurality of stations configured to successively rotationally convey workpieces through the first plurality of stations;
a second carousel rotary conveyor associated with a second plurality of stations configured to successively rotationally convey the workpieces through the second plurality of stations; and
an inter-carousel conveyor configured to selectively operate in a first mode and a second mode, wherein in the first mode the inter-carousel conveyor is operable to successively transfer the workpieces successively rotationally conveyed through the first plurality of stations from the first carousel rotary conveyor to the second carousel rotary conveyor for successively rotationally conveying the workpieces through the second plurality of stations, and wherein in the second mode the inter-carousel conveyor is operable to successively reorient the workpieces successively rotationally conveyed through the stations associated with a selected one of the first carousel rotary conveyor or the second carousel rotary conveyor by approximately 180 degrees of rotation for further successive rotational conveyance of the workpieces through the stations associated with the selected one of the first carousel rotary conveyor or the second carousel rotary conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,480,240

DOOR KITS AND RELATED METHODS

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. A door unit in kit form, comprising:a partially preassembled split doorjamb assembly comprising first and second side bases substantially parallel to one another, a header base substantially perpendicular to and interconnecting the first and second side bases, and extensions;
a door arranged within a space defined by the first and second side bases and the header base of the partially preassembled split doorjamb assembly so that the door, the first and second side bases, and the header base collectively establish a cavity; and
the extensions stowed within the cavity, the extensions comprising first and second side extensions and a header extension that are unassembled with respect to and connectable lengthwise to the first and second side bases and the header base, respectively.