Griffon has been granted a patent for a header seal designed for vertical stacking panel doors. The seal includes a header channel with a lip portion and a seal plate with a flexible member to form a seal when the door is closed. The seal plate also features adjustable slots for installation flexibility. GlobalData’s report on Griffon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Griffon, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Griffon's grant share as of January 2024 was 79%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Header seal for vertically stacking panel door

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Griffon Corporation

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11879292B2) discloses a header seal designed for vertically stacking panel doors. The header seal includes a header channel with a body portion and a lip portion, along with a seal plate attached to the topmost vertical panel of the door. The seal plate features a bracket with adjustable slots for installation flexibility and a flexible member that forms a seal against the lip portion of the header channel when the door is closed. The design allows for a secure and adjustable seal to prevent air or water infiltration.

Furthermore, the patent describes a vertically stacking panel door system incorporating the header seal and additional vertical seals on the door jamb. The system includes a track system for panel movement, a header channel between the tracks, and a seal plate on the topmost panel for sealing against the header channel. The vertical seals on the door jamb also feature brackets and flexible seals to ensure a tight seal when the door is closed. The innovative design of the header seal and the vertical seals enhances the overall efficiency and functionality of vertically stacking panel doors, providing improved insulation and protection against external elements.

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