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Publication numberUS20020144477 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/827,239
Publication dateOct 10, 2002
Filing dateApr 6, 2001
Priority dateMar 30, 2001
Also published asDE20106806U1
Publication number09827239, 827239, US 2002/0144477 A1, US 2002/144477 A1, US 20020144477 A1, US 20020144477A1, US 2002144477 A1, US 2002144477A1, US-A1-20020144477, US-A1-2002144477, US2002/0144477A1, US2002/144477A1, US20020144477 A1, US20020144477A1, US2002144477 A1, US2002144477A1
InventorsYao-Chung Chen
Original AssigneeYao-Chung Chen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metallic network elevated floorboard structure
US 20020144477 A1
Abstract
Metallic network elevated floorboard structure composed a metallic elevated floorboard, leg members, base seats, wire channels, central cover boards and side cover boards. The metallic elevated floorboard is composed of a plane iron panel having multiple punch holes at equal intervals and a concave iron board having multiple concaves riveted with the plane iron panel. Four corners of the elevated floorboard are formed with bores in which the leg member is fitted. The periphery of the elevated floorboard is formed with a flange having notches in which the side cover board is inlaid.
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Claims(11)
What is claimed is:
1. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure comprising an elevated floorboard, leg members, base seats, wire channels, central cover boards and side cover boards which are assembled with each other, the elevated floorboard being a square body with a certain dimension, a periphery of the elevated floorboard being stepped to form a flange, four corners of the elevated floorboard being formed with bores in which the leg member is fitted, the leg member being composed of a plastic collar, a metal nut, a fastening nut and a thread rod, four side of the base seat being formed with notches in which tenons of wire channels are inlaid, four corners of the base seat being provided with upward projecting hollow cylindrical bosses in which the leg member of the elevated floorboard is inserted, the elevated floorboards being interconnected to define cross grooves in which the central cover boards and side cover boards are locked.
2. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the elevated floorboard is composed of a plane iron panel having multiple punch hole bosses at equal intervals and a concave iron board having multiple concaves each having a central through hole, the punch hole boss of the plane iron panel being fitted into the through hole and punched to firmly rivet the concave iron board with the plane iron panel.
3. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the bores of the elevated floorboard are hexagonal.
4. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the flange of the elevated floorboard is formed with notches at equal intervals.
5. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the plastic collar of the leg member is a hexagonal collar corresponding to the bores of the elevated floorboard, a bottom of the plastic collar being formed with a flange.
6. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein outer circumference of the metal nut of the leg member is formed with a flange and sculptured stripes for inserting into the plastic collar, inner circumference of the metal nut being formed with an inner thread.
7. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein a C-shaped washer and a fastening nut are fitted on the thread rod of the leg member.
8. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 7, wherein an upper end of the thread rod is cut with a split for a hand tool to drive the thread rod.
9. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of four corners of the central cover board is formed with a thread hole, recessed assistant locating plates being formed beside each thread hole for locating on two adjacent sides of a corner of the elevated floorboard.
10. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein two lateral sides of the side cover board are formed with downward bent arch locating plates and recessed assistant locating plates.
11. Metallic network elevated floorboard structure as claimed in claim 10, wherein the locating plates of the side cover board are right engaged in the notches of the flange of the elevated floorboard.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to a metallic network elevated floorboard structure having light weight. The floorboard structure has enhanced ability to bear concentrated load. The floorboard is applicable to various fields such as factories, family houses, school classrooms, office buildings, computer centers or meeting rooms.
  • [0002]
    More and more information products have been widely used in various fields, including computers, facsimiles, copiers, modems, printers, telephones, etc. These information products are connected by wires for supplying power or transmitting signals. For example, U.S. Pat. No. 5,628,157 discloses a metallic elevated floorboard with wire channels for receiving various kinds of wires and beautifying environment. Such elevated floorboard can be easily paved and maintained.
  • [0003]
    The above elevated floorboard is filled with concrete for enhancing ability to bear concentrated load. Such measure can strengthen the pressure strength of the floorboard. However, the total weight of the building will be increased. This may affect the anti-pressure, anti-quake and load bearing ability of a building, especially with respect to those old buildings.
  • [0004]
    Therefore, it is necessary to provide a metallic network elevated floorboard structure having light weight and enhanced ability to bear load. The elevated floorboard is composed of a plane iron panel and a concave iron board riveted with each other without filling any concrete.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    It is therefore a primary object of the present invention to provide a metallic network elevated floorboard structure having light weight. The floorboard structure has enhanced ability to bear load.
  • [0006]
    It is a further object of the present invention to provide the above metallic network elevated floorboard structure which can be more quickly produced and can be immediately used after manufactured.
  • [0007]
    It is still a further object of the present invention to provide the above metallic network elevated floorboard structure which shortens working time in the working site and saves cost.
  • [0008]
    It is still a further object of the present invention to provide the above metallic network elevated floorboard structure which can be easily maintained and ensure safety.
  • [0009]
    According to the above objects, the metallic network elevated floorboard structure of the present invention is composed a metallic elevated floorboard, leg members, base seats, wire channels, central cover boards and side cover boards. The metallic elevated floorboard is composed of a plane iron panel having multiple punch holes at equal intervals and a concave iron board having multiple concaves riveted with the plane iron panel. Four corners of the elevated floorboard are formed with bores in which the plastic collar of the leg member is fitted. The periphery of the elevated floorboard is formed with a flange having notches in which the side cover board is inlaid. The plastic collar is tightly fitted with a metal nut in which a thread rod having a fastening nut is screwed. Four side of the base seat are formed with notches in which tenons of wire channels are inlaid. Four corners of the base seat are provided with upward projecting hollow cylindrical bosses in which the thread rod of the leg member of the elevated floorboard is inserted. The elevated floorboards are interconnected to define cross grooves in which the wire channel seat, central cover boards, side cover boards are locked and wire outlet seat are disposed. The wire channel is a U-shaped frame body. Front and rear ends thereof are respectively formed with two tenons corresponding to the notches of the base seat. The central cover board is a square plate body. Each of four corners thereof is formed with a thread hole. Two sides of each thread hole are formed with assistant locating plates. The side cover board is a rectangular plate body. Two lateral sides thereof are formed with downward bent arch locating plates and downward projecting assistant locating plates. The wire outlet seat can have a dimension equal to that of the side cover board for quick installation.
  • [0010]
    The present invention can be best understood through the following description and accompanying drawings wherein:
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0011]
    [0011]FIG. 1 is a perspective exploded view of the present invention;
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 2 is a sectional assembled view of the present invention;
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 3 is a sectional view showing that the elevated floorboard and leg member of the present invention are assembled by means of a tool;
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 3A is a perspective view showing the assembled elevated floorboard and leg member of the present invention for packing;
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 4 is a sectional view showing that the locating plate of the side cover board is engaged in the notch of the flange of the elevated floorboard of the present invention;
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 5 is a sectional view showing the adjustment of height of the elevated floorboard of the present invention; and
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 6 shows the application of the elevated floorboard of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0018]
    Please refer to FIGS. 1 and 2. The metallic elevated floorboard structure of the present invention is composed of an elevated floorboard 1, leg members 2, base seats 3, wire channels 4, central cover boards 5 and side cover boards 6. The elevated floorboard 1 is formed of a square plane iron panel 11 having punch holes 12 at equal intervals. Each punch hole 12 has downward extending hole wall 121. A concave iron board 16 having multiple concaves is fitted with the hole wall 121. Then the hole wall 121 is punched to firmly rivet the concave iron board 16 with the iron panel 11. The periphery of the elevated floorboard 1 is stepped to form a flange 13 having notches 14 at intervals. In addition, the four corners of the elevated floorboard 1 are formed with hexagonal bores 15. The leg member 2 includes a plastic collar 21 corresponding to the hexagonal bore 15 and fitted therein. The bot tom of the plastic collar 21 is formed with a flange 22. A metal nut 23 having inner thread 26 is further fitted into the plastic collar 21. The outer circumference of the met al nut 23 is formed with a flange 25 and longitudinal sculptured stripes 24 for enhancing the tightness of fitting with the plastic collar 21 and avoiding rotation. The metal nut 23 is screwed with a thread rod 27 provided with a fastening nut 28 and a C-shaped washer 281. The upper end of the thread rod 27 is cut with a split 29 for a blade screwdriver from upper end to adjust the height of the thread rod 27. The leg member 2 is directly assembled after the elevated floorboard 1 is manufactured in the factory. Therefore, it is unnecessary to mount the leg member in working site.
  • [0019]
    The base seat 3 is a square body. Each of four side thereof is formed with a notch 31. Each of four corners is provided with an upward projecting hollow cylindrical boss 32 for fitting with the thread rod 27 of the leg member 2.
  • [0020]
    The wire channel 4 is a U-shaped frame body. Front and rear ends thereof are respectively formed with two tenons 41 corresponding to the notches 31 of the base seat.
  • [0021]
    The central cover board 5 is also a square plate body. Each of four corners thereof is formed with a thread hole 51. Two sides of each thread hole 51 are formed with assistant locating plates 52.
  • [0022]
    The side cover board 6 is a rectangular plate body. Two lateral sides thereof are formed with downward bent arch locating plates 61 and downward projecting assistant locating plates 62.
  • [0023]
    Referring to FIG. 3, after the elevated floorboard 1 is manufactured at the factory, the elevated floorboard 1 is reversed with the hexagonal bore 15 fitted on a projecting post 91 of each corner of a tool 9. The plastic collar 21 of the leg member 2 is inserted into and firmly located in the hexagonal bore 15. Then the end with the sculptured stripes 24 of the metal nut 23 is inserted into the plastic collar 21 to tightly fit with the plastic collar 21. Furthermore, the thread rod 27 screwed with the fastening nut 28 is passed through the C-shaped washer 281 and then screwed into the metal nut 23 until the thread rod 27 abuts against the top of the projecting post 91 of the tool 9. Accordingly, the leg members 2 of the elevated floorboards 1 released from the factory will have unified height X without difference. Such elevated floorboard 1 is specifically designed for offices so that it has a certain height X. In working site, it is unnecessary to assemble the leg members so that the working efficiency can be promoted. Moreover, referring to FIG. 3A, the iron material is relatively heavy. However, two elevated floorboards 1 can overlap each other to form a hollow configuration. This reduces volume and weight of the elevated floorboards 1 so that the elevated floorboards 1 can be easily packed and transferred without increasing shipping cost.
  • [0024]
    Please refer to FIGS. 4 to 6. The tenons 41 of four wire channels 4 are inlaid into the notches 31 of four sides of the base seat 3. Then, the thread rod 27 of the leg member 2 connected to each corner of four elevated floorboards 1 is inserted into the hollow cylindrical boss 32 of the base seat 3. Wires 8 are freely laid through the wire channels 4. Then, a central cover board 5 is placed between four elevated floorboards 1. The assistant locating plates 52 beside the thread holes 51 of the central cover board 5 are slightly recessed so that the four thread holes 51 can be easily aimed at the hexagonal bores of the four elevated floorboards 1. At this time, four screws are used to lock the central cover board 5 on the four elevated floorboards 1. In addition, the arch locating plate 61 on one side of each of several side cover boards 6 (or wire outlet seats 7 ) is engaged in the notch 14 of the flange 13 of the elevated floorboard 1. (The sharp edge of the locating plate is hidden to avoid scrape of the wires as shown in FIG. 4. ) The assistant locating plate 62 on the other side also can be easily engaged with the end section of the flange 13 to complete the assembly of the elevated floorboard structure.
  • [0025]
    In case of irregular ground face, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the screws of the central cover board 5 are unscrewed. The plastic collar 21 is tightly fitted in the hexagonal bore 15 and the metal nut 23 is meshed with the plastic collar 21 by means of the sculptured stripes 24 so that the elevated floorboard 1, plastic collar 21 and the metal nut 23 are integrally bound with each other. A blade screwdriver is extended into the split 29 of the thread rod 27 to clockwise or counterclockwise rotate the thread rod 27 for adjusting the height thereof. In the case that it is necessary to adjust the thread rod 27 to a higher position, after adjusted, the side cover board 6 is lifted for further tightening the fastening nut 28. In the case that the thread rod 27 is to be adjusted to a lower position, it is necessary to first lift the side cover board 6 to untighten the fastening nut 28. After the adjustment is completed, the fastening nut 28 is again tightened.
  • [0026]
    The metallic network elevated floorboard structure of the present invention has the following advantages:
  • [0027]
    1. The plane iron panel and the concave iron board are directly riveted by means of the punch holes without using any cement. Therefore, the metallic elevated floorboard has light weight and also has enhanced ability to bear load.
  • [0028]
    2. The metallic elevated floorboard is made by direct riveting so that after assembled, the metallic elevated floorboard can be immediately used. In contrast to the present invention, it takes three weeks prior to use of the conventional cement elevated floorboard. Therefore, the production can be speeded and the cost is lowered.
  • [0029]
    3. The metallic elevated floorboard has light weight so that a building is free from excessive load and the safety can be ensured.
  • [0030]
    4. The metallic elevated floorboard has light weight so that it is easy and time-saving to transfer or work on the metallic elevated floorboard.
  • [0031]
    The above embodiment is only used to illustrate the present invention, not intended to limit the scope thereof. Many modifications of the above embodiment can be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/263, 52/126.7, 52/126.6, 52/220.1
International ClassificationE04F15/024
Cooperative ClassificationE04F15/02476, E04F15/02417
European ClassificationE04F15/024B, E04F15/024D6B2