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Publication numberUS3274739 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1966
Filing dateJun 7, 1962
Priority dateJun 7, 1962
Publication numberUS 3274739 A, US 3274739A, US-A-3274739, US3274739 A, US3274739A
InventorsGregoire Resta S
Original AssigneeGregoire Engineering And Dev C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet panel assembly and supporting members therefor
US 3274739 A
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SHEET PANEL ASSEMBLY AND SUPPORTING MEMBERS THEREFOR Filed June 7, 1962 19 Sheets-Sheet 1 F /6. JZZ. 66

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lag/47X? ATTORNEY United States Patent Office 3,274,739 Patented Sept. 27, 1966 3,274,739 SHEET PANEL ASSEMBLY AND SUIPORTING MEERS THEREFOR Resta S. Gregoire, Washington, D.C., assignor to Gregoire Engineering and Development Company, Adelphi, Md, a corporation of Maryland Filed June 7, 1962, Ser. No. 200,682 8 Claims. (Cl. 52-169) This application is a continuation-in-part of prior application Serial No. 194,339 filed May 14, 1962.

This invention relates to a novel housing, container and deck construction, and more particularly to the wall, partition and roof panelling thereof and method of assembly.

A principal object of this invention is to simplify and standardize panelling construction for assembly of wall and roof panels on the site, the panelling being adaptable for continuous rectangular as well as arcuate, cylindrical, and other angular constructions all the way around the housing, requiring a minimum of frame work support.

A further object is to make panelling of suitably stiff sheet material bent to provide a parallel corrugated pattern of alternate ridges and panel recesses on one side of the wall and a substantially continuously flat surface on the other side of the wall where the recess panels are brought close together to substantially close the hollows of the ridge portions on the said one side of the wall so as to give the wall great rigidity in the direction of the ridges and recesses and limited flexibility in the direction normal thereto, sufficient clearance being provided between the adjacent recess panels to allow for expansion of the panels without buckling of the panel portions at high temperatures.

A further object is to provide interlocking edge to edge joints for strips of the above panelling between a ridge edge of one strip, comprising one or more recess panels, and an interfitting edge at the outer end of a recess panel of the other strip, comprising the same or any other number of recess panels, said joints requiring no bolts or other accessory parts or tools to assemble the strips in the construction of the wall or roof on the site by inexperienced hands, and the joints providing interlocking and sealing means without any penetration of either of the interlocking edges.

A further object is to devise a simple method of forming arched walls or roofs after assembly of the required expanse of the panelling, by arching the assembly to the desired total curvature by pulling the opposite edges of the assembly toward each other to the desired distance to be spanned by the arch, and by providing cross braces between alternate ridge portions on the inside of the arch, if more rigidity is required in holding any definite curvature, the contacting surfaces of the joints between the adjacent ridge portions on either side, which are connected by a cross brace, being always under compression, thus remaining tight under wind load or snow load and during temperature changes.

A further object is to construct a cylindrical wall in accordance with the above method.

A further object is to provide end guide .clips in the panelled wall assembly to finish off and give cross wise rigidity to the assembly.

A further object is to provide a suitable roof ridge support and eave supports for panel assemblies forming a gable or pitched roof.

A further object is to assemble the vertical walls of an enclosure by starting with one of a number of panel strips of the above type having interfitting edges, and joining the successive strips to each other in one direction all the way around the enclosure and into the opposite edge of one panel strip.

A further object is to provide base and cave supports which include end guides for the ends of the vertically erected panels of a wall conforming to the shape and size of the above structure for receiving the ends of said panel strips and thus rigidizing the wall in its lengthwise direction.

A further object is to modify the form of the panelling by making one edge of the recess panels project from the flat side of the wall to overlap the edge of the adjacent recess panel, for use of the panelling to simulate lap siding for the outside of a building wall, the wall being assembled in this case in a vertical direction, the panel running horizontally.

A further object is to provide within the configuration of the panel, cleats forattaching an interior wall, without adhesives or other fastening devices, preferably of insulating material, supporting said material between the ridge portions of the panel strips, and spaced from the recessed panel portions to provide uninterrupted hollow spaces lengthwise of the panel strips bet-ween adjacent ridge portions, in addition to the continuous hollow spaces formed inside each ridge portion.

A further object is to provide a joint of the above mentioned type which has the overlapping edges of the panel strips formed so as to interlock with a leverage between line contacts at the fulcrum line of each overlapping edge of the respective strips against which the overlapping lever edge of the other strip is pressed to bring the two strips into alignment after interlocking said overlapping edges, so as to provide a double line seal between said overlapping edges regardless of the direction in which the joints and the panelling are laid, which will maintain a weather tight fit in vertical, horizontal or inclined walls at any other angle.

A further object is to provide vent spaces between the inner wall of the recess panels and the interior wall cleats to prevent accumulation of moisture and freezing of vapors on said inner wall of said panels, and to reduce the transfer of heat in summer, from said inner wall to said interior wall.

A further object is to coat the contact line surfaces on the interlocking edges of at least one of the panel strips to be joined, so as to form a good water tight joint.

A further object is to devise a simple floating extrusion having an inwardly extending guide ledge for supporting the bottom end of vertically rigid wall panels and providing horizontal rigidity thereto by clipping said bottom end on said ledge against said ledge.

A further object is to provide simple anchoring means for these footing extrusions and means for locking said anchoring means to said extrusions, and then to pour a concrete slab outwardly of said extrusion to the top thereof completely covering said anchoring means.

A further object is to provide vents through the footing extrusion ledge for ventilation through air spaces in said wall panels and for drainage.

A further object is to devise a simple eave supporting extrusion having an outwardly extending guide ledge for the top end of vertically rigid wall panels to provide horizontal rigidity to said wall panels by clipping said top end to said guide ledge.

A further object is to provide simple locking means for the eaves to this supporting extrusion which will at the same time seal off the recess spaces between the panel ridges inside the roof panels, over the top of said eave supporting extrusion.

A further object is to provide vents in the ledge at the top of the wall panels for ventilation of said wall panel recess spaces to the outside atmosphere under the eaves.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/155, 52/86, 52/287.1, 52/773, 52/781, 52/91.3, 52/282.1
International ClassificationE04D3/35, E04B1/24, E04D3/24, E04B7/22, E04D3/30, E04B7/00, E04B7/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2001/249, E04D3/30, E04B2001/2409, E04B2001/2481, E04B7/08, E04D3/351, E04D3/357, E04B7/22, E04B2001/2466, E04B1/24, E04B2001/2448, E04B2001/2463, E04B2001/2457
European ClassificationE04B1/24, E04D3/30, E04B7/08, E04D3/35A, E04B7/22, E04D3/35B