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Publication numberUS3648424 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1972
Filing dateJul 17, 1970
Priority dateJul 17, 1970
Also published asCA919024A, CA919024A1
Publication numberUS 3648424 A, US 3648424A, US-A-3648424, US3648424 A, US3648424A
InventorsBraun Vincent C, Fortsch Francis J, Winyard Rodney W
Original AssigneeAmerican Welding Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Frame for an opening in a relocatable building
US 3648424 A
Abstract
A frame for an opening in a relocatable building comprising jamb members connected at their upper ends to the ends of a header member and at their lower ends by a member such as a sill or threshold, each jamb and header member having a body with a face and a flange extending in opposite directions from the longitudinal edges of the body.
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United States Patent Winyard et al. 1 Mar. 14, 1972 [54] FRAME FOR AN OPENING IN A [56] Reierenees Cited.

RELOCATABLE BUILDING UNITED STATES PATENTS 2] Inventors: 9 y y Francis J- Fgwflsch; 3,027,686 4/1962 Oates .52/213 Vmcent m all of Warren, Ohm 3,403,490 10/1968 Luedtke ..s2/213 A W Id M uf t [73] Asslgnee gf x e mg & an ac unng Primary ExaminerPatrick D. Lawson Attorney-Watts, Hoffmann, Fisher & Heinke [22] Filed: July 17, 1970 211 Appl. No.: 55,860 [57] ABSTRACT A frame for an opening in a relocatable building comprising jamb members connected at their upper ends to the ends of a lll header member and at their lower ends y a member Such as a [58] Fieid 3 211 threshold eachjamb and header member having a body with a face and a flange extending in opposite directions from the longitudinal edges of the body.

8 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures FRAME FOR AN OPENING IN A RELOCATAIILE BUILDING BACKGROUND The prior art known to me and most nearly pertinent to the present invention are US. Pat. Nos. 2,741,344, 2,687,l94 and 3,429,076.

The frames of the foregoing patents are for permanent installation in doorways and provide metal surfaces which enclose the wall surface defining a door opening and also side surfaces adjacent to that surface. Those frames are not readily relocatable and no provision is made for the use of trim or Weatherstripping with such frames.

In the case of frames for openings other than doors, i.e., window openings, it would be desirable to provide a permanent frame which could be moved from one opening to another and which could be used with trim and Weatherstripping. So far as I am aware, no frame has been proposed which would satisfy that desire.

SUMMARY The present invention provides a permanently constructed frame for an opening in a building wall, which frame may be moved with the wall or removed from the wall and reinstalled in it after it is relocated and which comprises a header, jams and a sill threshold or other member connected together and connectible to the building wall and adapted to be used with trim strips and, optionally including Weatherstripping.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION In the drawings accompanying and forming a part of this specification:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one form of frame construction embodying the present invention in position in an opening in a fragmentarily shown wall;

FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view, taken on line 2-2 of FIG. 1, and showing parts of the wall in phantom;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary, perspective view showing the details of one comer construction which may be used in frames embodying the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 3 but showing an alternative comer construction;

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view showing a modified form of frame and trim; and

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary, perspective view showing a modified form of frame and Weatherstripping.

In FIG. 1, the frame positioned in an opening in wall 1 consists ofjambs 3, a header 5 and a sill 7. As is better shown in FIG. 2, each of members 3, 5 and 7 has a body 9, a face 11, and a flange 13. The face and flange of each body project in opposite directions from and at substantially right angles to, the body. The faces and flanges are disposed along the edges of the bodies.

FIG. 2 shows the manner of assembling the frame members in an opening in a building. Each member, for example, jamb 3 is positioned with its body adjacent to the studding l5 and with the flange 11 extending along the edge of the studding to which the jamb may be secured as by nails 17 or other suitable securing means. When the members are assembled as just described, the flange 13 of each member will extend away from the studding and in close relation to a trim member 19 which may be secured to the studding l5 and may overlap an inside finish sheet 21.

The frame members of this invention may be connected to one another by various comer constructions, preferably one of those illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4.

In FIG. 3, the ends of the faces 11 and flanges 13 of jamb 3 and header 5 are sheared on an angle of 45 so that the sheared edges of both members may engage in end to end position as shown. The bodies 9 of header 5 and jamb 3 are cut transversely so that the body of the header will project beyond the end of body 9 of jamb 3. The ends of the two members are connected in assembled position by weld metal 23 and 25.

In FIG. 4 the ends of faces 11 and flanges 13 are cut on 45 angles and the ends of bodies 9 are formed with interengaging openings and tangs. Preferably one end of each of the bodies has an opening 27 and the other end has a tang 29 which is to extend through the adjacent opening and, when bent, is to serve to hold the bodies in assembled positions.

The faces 11 of the two members are secured in edge to edge position by a plate 31 which is welded to each of those faces by weld metal 33.

If desired, the bodies of FIG. 3 may be provided with the openings and tangs of FIG. 4 with omission of weld metal 25 and the faces may be connected by the plates 31 of FIG. 4 with the omission of weld metal 23.

Also, if desired, the ends of bodies 9 may be cut on a 45 angle with resultant omission of the parts of bodies 9 embodying openings 27 and tangs 29.

As is well shown in FIGS. 24, each frame member may be provided with a recess for Weatherstripping. FIG. 2 shows such a recess at 35 in flange 13 and FIGS. 3 and 4 show openings 37 in the ends of bodies 9 through which insulation 39 may be inserted endwise into the recesses 35.

In the event that the frame of FIG. 1 is to be provided with a threshold instead of the illustrated sill, the lower ends of the jambs will be provided with square instead of mitered ends to accommodate a conventional threshold.

FIG. 5 shows a modified form of trim. In this figure the frame part 3' is substantially like frame parts 3, 5 and 7 of FIG. 1 but differs therefrom primarily in that the flange 13' has its outer edge 43 reversely bent so as to form a recess 45 opening away from the body 9' in which one edge of trim 47 may be positioned. This trim extends alongside studding l5 and interior trim 49 and may be secured to studding 15 or trim 49 as by nails similar to the nail 17 of FIG. 2. The trim 47 is, preferably, a thin member which may be composed of various materials, for example, metal or plastic such as vinyl plastic.

FIG. 6 shows a modified form of frame and Weatherstripping. The Weatherstripping 51 is generally triangular in cross section and is provided on one apex with arrowhead shaped projections 53 which are sized to pass through holes 55 at the junction of body 9 and flange 13 of the several frame members. When the projections 53 are forced through the holes 55 the Weatherstripping 51 will be retained in position in the frame members. If desired, the projections 53 may be omitted and a layer of adhesive (not shown) may be applied to the stripping 51 to attach it to the adjacent surfaces 67 and 69 of the frame. The stripping 51 may be composed of various materials, for example, vinyl or polypropylene plastic.

Having thus described this invention in such full, clear, concise and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, and having set forth the best mode contemplated of carrying out this invention, we state that the subject matter which we regard as being our invention is particularly pointed out and distinctly claimed in what is claimed, it being understood that equivalents or modifications of, or substitutions for, parts of the above specifically described embodiment of the invention may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in what is claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. A frame for an opening of a relocatable building comprising a header and jambs, the ends of the header being connected to adjacent ends of the jambs, and means connecting together the ends of the jambs remote from the header, each of said header and jambs having a body, a face and a flange, said face and flange projecting in opposite directions from opposite longitudinal edges of said body and at substantially right angles to said body, the opposed end edges of said face and flange extending at substantially 45 to the outer longitudinal edges of said bodies and engaging one another in end edge to end edge engagement, and the ends of the bodies of the header and jamb being in end to side surface engagement.

2. The combination of elements set forth in claim I in which the ends of the bodies of the jambs and. the header have interengaging projections and holes for connecting the said ends together.

3. The combination of elements set forth in claim 1 in which the ends of the jambs and headers are connected together by plates welded to the ends of the engaging faces of the header and jambs.

4. The combination of elements set forth in claim 1 in which the flanges have recesses extending longitudinally thereof and at least one recess has a Weatherstrip-receiving opening at its end.

5. The combination of elements set forth in claim 1 in which the adjacent surfaces of the bodies and flanges of the frame

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3027686 *Sep 10, 1959Apr 3, 1962Oates Ralph FDoor frame setting and holding means
US3403490 *Jul 18, 1966Oct 1, 1968Roy H. LuedtkeMetal window construction
Referenced by
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US3788019 *Nov 22, 1971Jan 29, 1974Binkley CoAdjustable metal door frame construction
US8020351Sep 20, 2011Theodore G StephensFramework and method for retrofitting a small basement window with an egress window
US20100287855 *Nov 18, 2010Stephens Theodore GFramework and Method for Retrofitting a Small Basement Window with an Egress Window
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/204.55, 52/288.1
International ClassificationE06B3/988, E06B7/22, E06B3/96, E06B1/04, E06B7/23
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/9885, E06B7/2318, E06B1/04
European ClassificationE06B7/23E, E06B1/04, E06B3/988B
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