US Patent No. 10,557,263

MECHANICALLY-CENTERING JOINT SEAL WITH COVER


Patent No. 10,557,263
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Mechanically-centering Joint Seal With Cover
Inventorship Steven R. Robinson, Windham, NH (US)
Assignee Schul International Co., LLC, Hudson, NH (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,557,263

1. An expansion joint seal for use in an expansion joint, the expansion joint having a first substrate separated from a second substrate by a joint width,comprising:
a cover plate, the cover plate having a cover plate length between a cover plate front surface and a cover plate back surface, a cover plate width between plate first surface and a cover plate second surface, the cover plate width greater than the joint width:
a rib, the rib having a rib width between a rib first surface and a rib second surface, a rib height between a rib top surface and a rib bottom surface, a rib length between a rib front surface and a rib back surface, the rib length not greater than the cover plate length;
a resilient compressible body, the resilient compressible body having a body uncompressed width between a body first outer surface and a body second outer surface, a body length between a body front surface and a body back surface, a body height between a body bottom surface and a body top surface, a body first section, a body second section, the body uncompressed width greater than the joint width, the body length not greater than the cover plate length, the body first section having a body first section first surface adapted to contact a first substrate wall, and a body first section second surface, the body second section having a body second section second surface adapted to contact a second substrate wall, and a body second section first surface;
the rib first surface in contact with at least a portion of the body first section second surface, the rib second surface in contact with at least a portion of the body second section first surface, the rib top surface detachably fixed in relation to the cover plate; and
a resilient spacing member, the resilient spacing member having a resilient spacing member uncompressed width between a resilient spacing member uncompressed first outer surface and a resilient spacing member uncompressed second outer surface, the resilient spacing member uncompressed width greater than the joint width, a resilient spacing member length, the resilient spacing member length not greater than the cover plate length, the resilient spacing member having a resilient spacing member accordion profile across the resilient spacing member uncompressed width, the resilient spacing member adapted to contact to the rib adjacent the cover plate.