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Publication numberUS3687052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1972
Filing dateAug 4, 1970
Priority dateAug 4, 1969
Also published asDE2035577A1
Publication numberUS 3687052 A, US 3687052A, US-A-3687052, US3687052 A, US3687052A
InventorsSchonberg Erik
Original AssigneeSchonberg Erik
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Room wall building element including a door-frame
US 3687052 A
Abstract
A building element for use as a room wall provided with a door frame in which the top component or lintel is formed with first and second openings for connection with first and second air shafts, with the second opening being adapted to communicate with ventilating openings leading to the room and the vertical components or jambs having passages leading to the first opening and ventilating openings, respectively.
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- United States Patent Schonberg Aug. 29, 1972 [54] ROOM WALL BUILDING ELEMENT 3,018,712 1/1962 Wacker ..98/36 INCLUDING A DOOR-FRAME 3,308,739 3/1967 Gygax ....'.....98/36 p [72] Inventor: Erik Scho'nberg nasthagstenassen 2,616,229 1%[1953 I MacDonald "32/31 3, 134 00 Gustavsberg Sweden 2,649,726 8/1953 Wyman ..98/31 [22] Filed: Aug. 4, 1970 Y 21 APPL 0 909 Pn'mary Examiner-William E. Wayner Att0rneyl-Iolman & Stern 30 Foi-eign Application Priority Data v [57] ABSTRACT Aug. 4, 1969 Sweden ..10892/69: il element for use as a room n provide'cli with a door frame in which the top component or lin- [52] US. Cl. ..98/32, 52/198, 98/87 tel isformed with firstvand SeCondopeningS- f [51] IIELdCLf nection with first and Second air Shafts, the Flel 0 second p g adapted to communicate l 9 ventilating openings leading to the room and the vertical components or jarnbs having passages leading to [56] References cued the first opening and ventilating openings, respective- UNITED STATES PATENTS y- 1,279,993 9/1918 Cummings .Q ..98/36 4 Claims, 6 Figures 3 a l 1 i t .w r r-- 6- p i I: 15 3 i a a i l 4 11 14 l 21 19 E 1'\ I a 9'7! a E l i 6 1 5d 5 E 17 24 23 1 l 6 26 25 PATENTEDAUGZE! m2 3.687052 same BF 2 J ll ii a i I! FIG. 7 g 11 12 1o 1 21 16 27 i w 18 .3 H6 10 22 Inventor EIIK Sc Ho" B5126 W0 (mm 1 Rdonwq S ROOM WALL BUILDING ELEMENT INCLUDING A DOOR-FRAME BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a building element for use as a wall for a room or other enclosure and which includes SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A building element for use as a wall for a room and including a door-frame having a top component and upright components, said frame being mounted in an opening in a wall, the top component of the door-frame being provided with a first opening connected to a first air shaft, and with asecond opening connected firstly to a second air shaft and secondly to an air valve opening to the room side of the wall in proximity to the ceiling of the room, and the upright components of the door-frame being provided with passageways extending axially thereof, with their upper ends connected to said first opening and their lower ends to air valves opening to the room side in proximity to the floor. The upright components may, in addition, include passageways for electric lines, and recesses for switches and sockets, if desired, can be arranged at the desired heights on the upright components. The building element preferably is manufactured of steel sheet metal, possibly with certain details made of plastic. The element is preferably of symmetrical design and is provided with suitable means for its securing in the ceiling, floor and walls. The door-frame is provided with holders for hinges and with a box having a cover for the locking elements of the door.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The invention is described in greater detail in the following, with reference to the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a diagrammatic view in elevation of a ceilin g high building-element according to the invention.

FIG. 2 is a view in a vertical section through an upright component for the door-frame in the building element of FIG. 1.

FIGS. 3-6 are views on an enlarged scale taken along lines 33, 4-4, 5-5 and 66 and respectively of FIG. 1.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The building element shown comprises two uprights components or jambs 1, one top component or lintel 2 and a bottom component or sill 3. The element is mounted in an opening in a wall 11 constituting a separation or partition wall between a room 13 and a hall or corridor 14. The element is provided with flaps or ears 10 by which the element is secured in the wall 11 as illustrated in FIG. 4. The flaps 10 are hidden by a board 12 mounted in a customary manner.

The top component 2 is designed as a box, which by a horizontal wall 15 is divided into upper and lower spaces 4, 6. The space 4 forms a second opening con- 2 stituting a ventilating opening leading to the room side, with such opening, for example, being provided with an air valve 8. The opening leading to the hall side is connected to a second air shaft 5.

The space 6 which constitutes a first opening communicates with longitudinal passageways 9 in the upright components 1 and is connected to the hall side with a first air shaft 7. For concealing the air shafts 5, 7, the hall preferably is provided with a sub-ceiling on the like 16. The passageways 9 are downwardly connected to ventilating openings leading to the room, for example in the form of air valves 17.

The upright components 1 further include ducts 18 for electric lines, and such ducts preferably are designed to form stops for a door 21, as illustrated in FIG. 4; The upright components are provided at desired heights with openings 19, 20 and boxes 27 located behind the openings are for the mounting of switches 22 and sockets. When one of the openings is not utilized, it can be covered by a lid or equivalent closure. The boxes 27 communicate with the ducts 18,

thus allowing for the drawing of lines to the switches and sockets.

The air shaft 5 can be used for the supply of fresh air, preferably via a hot-air unit, and the shaft 7 for the evacuation of air, or vice versa. The room air preferably is partially returned to the hot-air unit. Some part of the room air is conveyed to the hall and evacuated therefrom through the kitchen, bath-room, corresponds and like spaces which are equipped with ventilation means. The latter part of the room air is removed from the room through openings 23 in a floor fillet or molding 24, which either is designed to provide a passageway per se or covers a passageway 25 located in the wall. The passageway 25 communicates with the hall through openings 26, or the passageway 25 may communicate with the lower portion of the upright components 1 with the lower portion of the upright component 1 in such a case being provided with an air opening to the hall which, thus, corresponds to the opening 26 shown in the drawing.

I claim:

1. A building element for use as a wall for a room and including a door-frame having a top component and upright components, said frame being mounted in an opening in a wall, the top component of the door-frame being provided with a first opening connected to a first air shaft, and with a second opening connected firstly to a second air shaft and secondly to an air valve opening to the room side of the wall in proximity to the ceiling of the room, and the upright components of the door-frame being provided with passageways extending axially thereof with their upper ends connected'to said first opening and at their lower ends to air valve openings leading to the room in proximity to the floor.

2. A building element according to claim 1, charac terized in that the upright components are provided with further ducts for receiving electric lines.

3. A'building element according to claim 2, characterized in that the upright components are provided with recesses for receiving switches and sockets for use with the electric lines.

4. A building element according to claim I, characterized in that said top component is a box and a horizontal wall divides the interior of the box into upper and lower spaces constituting said second and first openings respectively.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3 37 O52 Dated ALITLISD 29, 1972 lnve fl Erik Schonberw It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

(73 J-Issignee: AI: Gustavsber'gs Fabriker Gustavsberg, Sweden Signed and sealed this 6th day of February 1973.

(SEAL) Attest:

EDWARDM. FLETCHER,JR. ROBERT GOTTSCHALK Attestlng Officer Commissioner of Patents 'ORM PO1050(1069I USCOMM-DC 60376-P69 (I u s, GOVERNMENI PRINTING OFFICE1I969 mass-nu

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Classifications
U.S. Classification454/195, 454/254, 52/198
International ClassificationE06B1/00, F24F7/04, E06B7/02, E06B1/52
Cooperative ClassificationF24F7/04, E06B1/00, E06B7/02, E06B1/524, E06B1/52
European ClassificationE06B1/52C, E06B7/02, E06B1/52, F24F7/04, E06B1/00