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Publication numberUS2233089 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1941
Filing dateAug 2, 1939
Priority dateAug 2, 1939
Publication numberUS 2233089 A, US 2233089A, US-A-2233089, US2233089 A, US2233089A
InventorsAdler George G
Original AssigneeAdler George G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beam construction
US 2233089 A
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Feb. 25, 1941. G. G. ADLER BEAM CONSTRUCTION Filed Aug. 2, 1959 IN VEN TOR.

A TTORNEYS.

Patented Feb. 25, 19f

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BEAM CONSTRUCTION George G. Adler, Miami, Fla.

Application August 2, 1939, Serial No. 288,045 3 Claims. (01. 72-60) This invention aims to provide novel means whereby. through the use of U-shaped blocks, a trough may be formed entirely around a building, a mass of concrete in the trough binding the walls of the building together throughout the entire extent of the walls, and at the corners thereof. Another object of the invention is so to construct the U-shaped blocks that they will be particularly advantageous for the use hereinbefore described and hereinafter set forth.

It is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.

With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in. the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from) the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawing:

as Fig. 1 shows in top plan, a building the walls of which are bound together by the structure forming the subject matter of this application Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the walls, and the binding means, at one of the corners of 80 the buildin Fig. 3 is a transverse section showing one of the trough forming blocks filled with reenforced concrete;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing one of the blocks.

The device forming the subject matter of this application is adapted to be used in connection with a building comprising walls I, constructed as designed, the walls extending continuously around the building. A plurality of U-shaped blocks 2, are provided. Each of the blocks 2 includes an inner arm 3 and an outer arm 4, and a base 5 connecting the inner and outer arms. The blocks 2 are supported by their bases 5 on the walls I. v

The inner arms 3 of the blocks 2 are disposed in edge to edge contact, as shown at 6, to define an inner boundary of a trough 1, extended entirely around the building.

so The outer arms l of the blocks 2 define the outer boundary of the trough 1 throughout practically the entire extent of the trough.

The outer arms of the blocks I and l, immediately adjacent to the corners formed by the walls II I, are separated to form a space It in the outer boundary of the trough l. A means, hereinafter described, is provided for closing the said space ill, the bases 5 of the blocks 2, and a portion of the said means, defining the bottom of the trough.

A mass ll of concrete is disposed in the trough 'l, the concrete extending entirely around the building and binding the walls I thereof together at the corners of the building.

Reenforcements i2, of any desired construction, may be located in the mass ll of concrete. 10

The means for closing the space indicated at III in Fig. 2 and for closing the bottom of the trough l at each comer of the wall, may comprise an L-shaped block l4, including an upright arm I5 and a base l6 arranged at right angles to the 15 arm. One edge of the arm I5 operates with the corresponding edge of the outer arm of the block 8, the base l6 closes the bottom of the trough, and

a plain slab l'l closes the space between the arm I5 of the block l3 and the adjacent upright edge 2 of the outer arm of the block 9.

Preferably, the outer surfaces l8 of the arms 3 and. l of each block are parallel. The inner surfaces I9 of the arms 3 and 4 converge gradually as they extend downwardly, until they reach a 25 plane A-B parallel to and near the upper or inner surface 2| of the base 5, and from that plane, the inner surfaces converge more abruptly, downwardly and inwardly, as shown in 20, to the upper surface 2|, of the base 5.

The specific form of block shown in Fig. 3 is highly useful for the particular end in view and has the requisite strength, with a minimum amount of material, either in the formation of the block, or in the concrete which occupies 5 the trough 1 formed by the blocks. A

It will be obvious, from Fig. 1, that the walls I are bound together, throughout their entire extent, and at their comers, by a continuous mass of concrete, the U-shaped blocks 2 defin- 4 ing a trough, and rendering it unnecessary to use forms or the like, in the placing of the concrete.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is: 4 1. A building comprising walls extended continuously around the building, a plurality of U- shaped blocks, each including an inner arm and an outer arm, and a base connecting the arms, the blocks being supported, by their bases, on the walls, the inner arms being disposed edge to edge, to define the inner boundary of a trough extended entirely around the building, the outer arms of the blocks defining the outer boundary of the trough throughout practically th entire extent of the trough, the outer arms of the blocks immediately adjacent to the corners formed by the walls being separated to define a space in the outer boundary of the trough, means forming a permanent part of the outer boundary for closing said space, the bases of the blocks, and a portion of said means, defining the bottom of the trough, and a mass oi concrete in the trough, said mass extending entirely around the building and binding the walls thereof togethei' at the corners of the building.

2. A building comprising walls extended continuously around the building, a plurality of U- shaped blocks, each including an inner arm and an outer arm, and a base connecting the arms, the blocks being supported, by their bases, on the walls,'the inner arms being disposed edge to edge, to define the inner boundary of a trough extended entirely around the building, the outer arms of the blocks defining the outer boundary of the trough throughout practically theentire extent of the trough, the outer arms of the blocks immediately adjacent to the cornersformed by the walls being separated to define a space in the outer boundary of the trough, an L-shaped block including an upright arm and a base disposed approximately at right angles thereto, a slab set up on the base and cooperating with the upright arm, the upright arm of the L-shaped block, and the slab, constituting means for closing said space, the bases of the U-shaped blocks and the base of the L-shaped block defining the bottom of the trough, and a mass of concrete in the trough, said mass extending entirely around the building and binding the walls thereof together at the corners of the building.

3. A building comprising walls extended continuously around the building, a plurality of U- 5 shaped blocks, each including an inner arm and an outer arm, and a base connecting the arms, the blocks being supported, by their bases, on the walls. the inner arms being disposed edge to edge, to define the inner boundary of a trough 1 extended entirely around the building, the outer arms of the blocks defining the outer boundary of the trough throughout practically the entire extent of the trough. the outer arms of the blocks immediately adjacent to the corners formed by 1 the walls being separated to define a space in the outer boundary of the trough, means forming a permanent part of the outer boundary for closing said space, the bases of the blocks, and a portion of said means, defining the bottom of the trough, a mass of concrete in the trough, said mass extending entirely around the building and binding the walls thereof together at the corners of the building, the outer surfaces of the arms of the U-shaped blocks being parallel, the inner surfaces of the said arms converging downwardly, gradually, throughout the major portion of the height of the arms, the inner surfaces of the arms thence converging downwardly and more abruptly, but leaving a

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/439
International ClassificationE04B2/68, E04B2/64
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2/68
European ClassificationE04B2/68