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Publication numberUS3735544 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 29, 1973
Filing dateDec 20, 1971
Priority dateDec 23, 1970
Also published asDE2162927A1
Publication numberUS 3735544 A, US 3735544A, US-A-3735544, US3735544 A, US3735544A
InventorsLonginotti E
Original AssigneeLonginotti E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Prefabricated building structure including metal framework and prefabricated molded panels of cementitious material
US 3735544 A
Abstract
The open metal framework includes upright components, such as columns, pillars and posts having substantially flat side surfaces, and includes modular length transverse components, such as relatively heavy main beams and relatively lighter connecting beams having flat side and end surfaces. Connecting means, such as bolts and the like secure the flat end surfaces of the transverse components to the flat side surfaces of the upright components and to flat side surfaces of other transverse components to form skeleton wall and floor sections having openings defined by substantially flat surfaces of the components. At least two sets of prefabricated molded modular length panels, of cementitious material, are mounted on the sections and close at least some of the openings therein. At least the transverse components have longitudinal lips, and mechanical means are engaged with these lips and secure the panels to at least the transverse components. The panels have a composition similar to conventional masonry and exterior panels may be formed in the same manner as ceramic tiles. The lower edges of the panels rest on projecting plates on lower transverse components of the framework.
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Waited @tates Patent 1191" n11 3,739,9 2.41

Lnnginotti 5] May 29, 3973 1 PREFABRICATED BUILDING STRUCTURE INCLUDING METAL FRAMEWORK AND PREFABRICATED MOLDED PANELS OF CEMENTITIOUS MATERHAL 3,638,380 2/ 1972 Perri ..52/236 PrimaryEx m inerQPrice C. Paw, Jr Attorney-John J. McGlew and Alfred E. Page ABSTRACT The open metal framework includes upright components, such as columns, pillars and posts having substantially flat side surfaces, and includes modular length transverse components, such as relatively heavy main beams and relatively lighter connecting beams having flat side and end surfaces. Connecting means, suchas bolts and the like secure the flat end surfaces of the transverse components to the flat side surfaces of the upright components and to flat side surfaces of other transverse components to form skeleton wall and floor sections having openings defined by substantially flat surfaces of the components. At least two sets of prefabricated molded modular length panels, of cementitious material, are mounted on the sections and close at least some of the openings therein. At least the transverse components have longitudinal lips, and mechanical'means are engaged with these lips and secure the panels to at least the transverse components. The panels have a composition similar to conventional masonry and exterior panels may be formed in the same manner as ceramic tiles. The lower edges of the panels rest on projecting plates on lower transverse components of the framework.

22 Claims, 48 Drawing Figures [76] Inventor: Enrico Longinotti, Viale D. Giannotti 8 l Firenze, Italy [22] Filed: Dec. 20, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 209,627

[30] Foreign Application Priority Data Dec. 23, 1970 Italy .9798 A/7O June l2, 1971 Italy ...9550 A/7l [52] U.S. Cl. ..52/235, 52/236, 52/259,

. 52/263 [5 l Int. Cl .......E04b 1/38,-EO4b 2/ 88 [58] Field of Search "52/236,235, 234, 52/250, 259, 261, 263, 262, 267, 268,269

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1 1,945,124 1 1934 Strauss '.52 259 x 2,940,294 6/1960 Carlson ..52/259 X 3,372,519 3/1968 Russell ..52/262 3,562,979 2/1971 Allogly 52/236 x 3,621,635 ll/l97l DeLange ....52/235 r 1' P L L PAIENIE m 2 9 [975 SHEET 01 [1F 21 PATENTEL EPW291975 3 735, 544

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/235, 52/236.3, 52/263, 52/259
International ClassificationE04B1/24, E04B1/08, E04B2/58, E04B1/02, E04F13/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/08, E04B1/24, E04B2001/2496, E04B2/58, E04B2001/2418, E04B2001/2424, E04B2001/2484, E04B2001/2481, E04B2001/249, E04F13/0801, E04B2001/2448, E04B2001/2472
European ClassificationE04F13/08B, E04B1/24, E04B1/08, E04B2/58