US 11,753,822 B2
Ceiling system
Daniel M. Holdridge, Ephrata, PA (US)
Assigned to AWI Licensing LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on May 22, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/750,357.
Application 17/750,357 is a continuation of application No. 17/124,097, filed on Dec. 16, 2020, granted, now 11,339,571.
Application 17/124,097 is a continuation of application No. 16/853,630, filed on Apr. 20, 2020, granted, now 10,914,069, issued on Feb. 9, 2021.
Application 16/853,630 is a continuation of application No. 16/421,139, filed on May 23, 2019, granted, now 10,626,605, issued on Apr. 21, 2020.
Application 16/421,139 is a continuation of application No. 14/945,515, filed on Nov. 19, 2015, granted, now 10,309,104, issued on Jun. 4, 2019.
Application 14/945,515 is a continuation of application No. 14/264,868, filed on Apr. 29, 2014, granted, now 9,194,123, issued on Nov. 24, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2022/0282483 A1, Sep. 8, 2022
Int. Cl. E04B 9/26 (2006.01); E04B 9/10 (2006.01); E04B 9/06 (2006.01); E04B 9/04 (2006.01)
CPC E04B 9/26 (2013.01) [E04B 9/0478 (2013.01); E04B 9/06 (2013.01); E04B 9/068 (2013.01); E04B 9/10 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A spring clip for mounting ceiling panels equipped with torsion springs to a ceiling support grid, the spring clip comprising:
a body including a mounting portion defining a downwardly open receptacle configured for receiving a portion of a ceiling grid support member of the ceiling support grid, the downwardly open receptacle extending along a receptacle axis from a first side open end to a second side open end;
a pair of lateral flanges extending transversely outwards from the mounting portion and terminating in lateral edges;
wherein at least one of the lateral flanges includes:
a slot extending parallel to the receptacle axis and configured to receive arms of a torsion spring; and
a lateral opening extending from the lateral edge to the slot to allow lateral insertion of the arms of the torsion spring into the slot; and
at least one locking tab configured to engage the ceiling grid support member to couple the spring clip to the ceiling grid support member, the at least one locking tab extending from the at least one of the lateral flanges and into the downwardly open receptacle.