US 11,054,148 B2
Heated floor and ceiling panel with a corrugated layer for modular use in buildings
Arlan Collins, Seattle, WA (US); and Mark Woerman, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Innovative Building Technologies, LLC, Seattle, WA (US)
Appl. No. 15/507,647
Filed by INNOVATIVE BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Seattle, WA (US)
PCT Filed Aug. 28, 2015, PCT No. PCT/US2015/047383
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 28, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/033429, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 3, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/044,193, filed on Aug. 30, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0299198 A1, Oct. 19, 2017
Int. Cl. F24D 13/02 (2006.01); F24D 3/14 (2006.01); E04B 5/48 (2006.01); E04B 5/02 (2006.01); E04C 2/52 (2006.01); E04B 1/76 (2006.01); E04B 1/84 (2006.01); H05B 3/28 (2006.01); E04B 1/74 (2006.01)
CPC F24D 13/024 (2013.01) [E04B 1/7608 (2013.01); E04B 1/8409 (2013.01); E04B 5/48 (2013.01); E04C 2/50 (2013.01); E04C 2/521 (2013.01); E04C 2/525 (2013.01); F24D 3/142 (2013.01); H05B 3/28 (2013.01); E04B 1/74 (2013.01); E04B 2001/747 (2013.01); E04B 2001/8471 (2013.01); F24D 3/148 (2013.01); F24D 13/02 (2013.01); Y02B 30/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A pre-assembled floor and ceiling panel for use in a building, the panel comprising:
a plurality of parallel joists, including a first outer joist at a first side of the panel, a second outer joist at a second side of the panel opposite to the first side of the panel, and a third inner joist positioned between the first outer joist and the second outer joist;
a corrugated form deck disposed above and attached to the plurality of parallel joists;
a ceiling substrate disposed below and attached to the plurality of parallel joists;
an in-floor radiant heat member disposed between the corrugated form deck and the ceiling substrate, wherein:
the in-floor radiant heat member extends transversely through a first aperture formed transversely through the first outer joist so as to extend the in-floor radiant heat member to a first panel that is adjacent to the panel at the first side,
the in-floor radiant heat member extends transversely through a second aperture that is formed transversely through the second outer joist so as to extend the in-floor radiant heat member to a second panel that is adjacent to the panel at the second side,
the in-floor radiant heat member extends transversely through a third aperture that is formed transversely through the third inner joist so that the in-floor radiant heat member extends continuously between two joist cavities defined at least in part by the third inner joist, and
the pre-assembled floor and ceiling panel is configured to comply with a two-hour fire rating;
thermal insulation disposed between the corrugated form deck and the ceiling substrate; and
a layer of material disposed below and attached to an underside of the corrugated form deck and disposed as a separate layer above the thermal insulation,
wherein the layer of material covers flutes of the corrugated form deck to restrict upward migration of the thermal insulation into the flutes,
wherein the layer of material comprises a plurality of layer pieces each having similar length and width dimensions as a corresponding joist cavity defined by two adjacent joists so as to conceal all flutes of the corrugated form deck between the two adjacent joists,
wherein the layer of material is thermally conductive, and
wherein the in-floor radiant heat member is disposed below and attached to the layer of material to enable the layer of material to receive and conduct heat from the in-floor radiant heat member and such that the layer of material provides uniform radiant heat transfer from the in-floor radiant heat member to the underside of the corrugated form deck and through the corrugated form deck.