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Publication numberUS2963808 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1960
Filing dateOct 10, 1957
Priority dateOct 11, 1956
Publication numberUS 2963808 A, US 2963808A, US-A-2963808, US2963808 A, US2963808A
InventorsGuichard Raymond
Original AssigneeArianex Sa Francaise
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Planning panels or boards
US 2963808 A
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Dec. 13, 1960 GUICHARD 2,963,808

PLANNING PANELS 0R BOARDS Filed Oct. 10, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Dec. 13, 1960 GUICHARD 2,963,808

PLANNING PANELS 0R BOARDS Filed Oct. 10, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 United States Patent C) PLANNING PANELS OR BOARDS Raymond Guichard, Paris, France, assignor to Arianex, Societe Anonyrne francaise, Paris, France Filed Oct. 10, 1957, Ser. No. 689,404

Claims priority, application France Oct. 11, 1956 8 Claims. (Cl. 40-124) The present invention relates to planning panels or boards and is essentially concerned with providing a special section member which on the one hand facilitates and simplifies the construction of such panels and on the other hand prevents the work cards or strips from becoming jammed in the channels in which they are placed.

According to a first feature of the invention, the section member normally used for forming the channels of planning boards is extended downwardly by an addi tional flange adapted to overlap the section member immediately below, thus permitting the section members to be directly assembled together in the overlapping zone by any suitable means such as soldering, electric welding, rivetting, bolting, or even for example by sticking. It thus becomes possible to construct planning panels or boards of any desired height which are formed solely by an assembly of the section members in question, without any support or fitting.

According to another feature of the invention and in order to avoid any danger of the Work cards or strips wedging in the slots which are thus formed, the additional flange in question comprises a shoulder which is positioned slightly above the bottom of the channel formed by the section member immediately below, this shoulder preventing the work card placed in this channel from being engaged in the angle formed between the bottom of the channel and the additional flange of the section member immediately above.

The invention will be more clearly understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a sectional view showing the special section member constructed according to the invention.

Figure 2 shows two section members according to Figure 1 assembled together to form a planning element and also shows a work card placed in the channel which is thereby formed.

Figures 3 and 4 are explanatory views showing the advantages provided by the invention.

Figure 5 shows in perspective view a part of a planning panel formed by the said section members.

It will be seen from Figure 1 that the special support member constructed according to the invention comprises in succession, from top to bottom:

An inclined flange 1 terminating in a longitudinal edge 14, with a front face 21 and a back face 22 extending from edge 14;

An inclined flange 2 with opposite inclination;

A horizontal portion 3, or bottom, flange 2 and portion 3 forming parts of a support portion;

A vertical portion 4 forming an elongated substantially flat portion;

A shoulder 5 forming an elongated ridge and, finally An end flange 6.

The section members formed in this way are assembled as indicated in Figure 2 with the end flange 6 of the upper section member partially overlapping the ver- Patented Dec. 13, 1960 tical portion 4 of the lower section member. The union is then ensured by any suitable means, as indicated above.

Figure 2 shows very clearly that the work card 7, easily introduced into the channel owing to the widening provided by the inclined flange 1, is not able to become engaged and wedged in the angle formed between the portions 4 and 6 because of the existence of the shoulder 5, which causes it to rest freely on the horizontal bottom 3 of the channel.

It will be very easy to slip the work card into the channel, it being appreciated that this card only bears on the four points indicated by a, b, c, d.

It is seen from Figure 3 that if the end flange 6 is not provided, it would be necessary to provide for the planning board a base or support 8 on which the vertical portions 4 would be fixed, this making the construction both heavier and more costly.

Finally, Figures 3 and 4 show that if the shoulder 5 is not provided, the work card 7 would become jammed in the angle e formed between the bottom 3 of one section member and the vertical portion of the section member immediately above.

Obviously certain modifications could be incorporated into the design, dimensions and proportions of the different parts of the improved section member which is described and illustrated here without thereby departing from the scope of the invention.

It will of course be possible to make the section members of metal or, for example of synthetic material.

I claim:

1. A support structure for cards and the like, comprising, in combination, two juxtaposed support members, each of said members including an elongated substantially fiat portion having a longitudinal edge, and a front face and a back face extending from said edge; and an elongated support portion extending at an angle from said front face adjacent said edge, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said fiat portions of said support members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are self-supporting and form the support structure.

2. A support structure for cards and the like, comprising in combination, two juxtaposed support members of sheet material, each of said members including an elongated substantially flat portion having a longitudinal edge, and a front face and a back face extending from said edge; and an elongated support portion extending at an angle from said front face adjacent said edge, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said support members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are self-supporting and form the support structure.

3. A support structure for cards and the like, comprising, in combination, two juxtaposed support members, each of said members including an elongated substantially flat portion having a substantially straight longitudinal edge. and a front face and a back face extending from said edge; and an elongated support portion extending at an angle from said front face adjacent said edge, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said support members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are selfsupporting and form the support structure.

4. A support structure for cards and the like, comprising, in combination, two juxtaposed support members, each of said members including an elongated sub- T a 3 stantially fiat portion having a longitudinal edge, and a front face and a back face extending from said edge; and an elongated support portion integral with said flat .portionextending at anangle from saidfront face adjacent said edge, the respective longitudinal edges of said members'being parallel, and parts of said fiat portions of said support membersbeingsuperimposed and secured to, each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other sothat said support members are self-supporting and form the support structure.

5;:A support structure for cards and the like, comprising, in combination two juxtaposed support members of identical shape, each of said members including an. elongated substantially fiat portion having a longitudinal edge, and a front face and aback face extending from'saidedge; and an elongated support portion extending at anangle from said front face adjacent said edge; the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said support members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are selfsupporting and form the support structure.

6. A support structure for 'cards and the like, comprising, in combination, two juxtaposed support members each of said members including an elongated substantially flat portion having a longitudinal edge, and a front 'face and a back face extending from said edge; and an elongated support portion having a first element extending at an angle from said front face adjacent said edge to a line parallel to said edge, and a second element extending from said line at an angle to said first element, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said sup- .port members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are selfsupporting and form the support structure.

7. A support structure for cards and the like, combers, each of said members including an elongated subprising, in combination, two juxtaposed'support mem- 40 stantially flat portion having a longitudinal edge, a front face and a back face extending from said edge, and an elongated ridge formed in said front face parallel to and spaced from said edge; and an elongated support portion extending at an angle from said front face adjacent said edge, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said support members being superimposed and secured to each other with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are selfsupporting and form the support structure. 7

8. A support structure for cards and the like, comprising, in combinatiomtwo juxtaposed identical support members of sheet material, each of said members including an elongated substantially flat portion having a substantially straight longitudinal edge, a front face and a back face extending from said edge, and an elongated ridge formed in said front face parallellto and spaced from said edge; and an elongated support portion integral with said fiat portion and having a first element extendingat an angle from said front face adjacent said edge to a line parallel to said edge, and a second element extending from said line at an angle to said first element, the respective longitudinal edges of said members being parallel, and parts of said flat portions of said support members'being superimposed and secured to each other ,with said elongated support portions thereof spaced from each other so that said support members are self-supporting and form the support structure.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.2, 211/55
International ClassificationB65D21/00, A47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D21/00, A47F5/00
European ClassificationB65D21/00, A47F5/00