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Publication numberUS876306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 7, 1908
Filing dateJan 14, 1907
Publication numberUS 876306 A, US 876306A, US-A-876306, US876306 A, US876306A
InventorsJesse Theodor Pyle
Original AssigneeJesse Theodor Pyle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sheet-piling.
US 876306 A
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PATENTED JAN. '7, 1908.

J. T. PYLE.

SHEET PILING.

APPLIOATION FILED JAN. 14, 1907.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

m M N w/ TNESSES 1 16 hy/WW6) ATTORNEYS No. 876,306. I PATENTED JAN. '7, 1908. J. T. PYLE.

SHEET FILING.

APPLICATION FILED JAILM, 1907.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

' WITNESS s lNVENTO/S firm QM Jewel-722g ATTORNEYS PATENT @FFIQE.

JE S-Sh THEODOR .PYLE, OF A'MARILIiO, TEXAS.

SHEET-FILING.

No. wanes.

Original cpphnsit-icn I'ilcri hug Patented Jan. 7, 1908.

Serial No. 352.161.

To a 107mm M may concern:

Be it known that i, Jnssn Tunooon PYLE, a citizen oi tho United Stzitcs, and n .rcsidcnt of Amarillo, in ljhc county of Potior and. State of Texas hzivc invented a. new and Iniprovei'i Shoo i oi? which this ioilowing is a hill. cii i cxoct (inscription, this lJCiil n. i. on oi in fK'Hlliii' spplicir tion, Serra-d ho. @2923. filed August 16, 1906. v

This invcn' iion clntcs to certain improven citits in sheet niing' mlnplcd to ho drivcn into siind c:- soii can *1 and scrvo lo support the surrounding :il whil-s cxcnv'zitioiis fi'rc hciny ions liiid, and olhcr it?) i ll.\l zzdjsircn onc :is ii is hroughl 5d position. it is old to cni'plov rind to i and lust units rcs'pcctivcly. cioscd iri'cspcciivc ol its width. To accomplish ihis chit-ct, iho nch ol' ccrluin .oi' Lhc units so 'on;-:iruclcd lln'i ilhc widlh of the unit may ho viiricd at will.

A lm'thcr ohjcci oi' ihc invcniion is lo pro-.

vide Incznzs wh rcln' tho lirsl oi lhc unit sofitions um he 'cn and lhc innicriiil simuitsrneousi y o-x'm'nicd from within said section.

- The invention consists in ccrmin l'cuinrcs oi construction and conihiimiion of aris, :ill of which will hr i'ully sot l'orth hcr=3inslicr and particularl pointcd oul in. the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompany l i l l i l l 1 l 1 l l l r l ing drmvings forming i1, partoi this specification, in which similar characters of refercncc indicate corresponding parts in all the figures; in which h iguro l {LUHHS'VCISG section of one form oi niy improved unit; Fig. 2 is a transverse section of ii niodi'lied form of my in'iproved unit; Fig. 3 a. dingrznnnmtic plan of a bridge piling, showing one arrangement of SOCiiUll-S; Fig. 4 is a transverse section of a unit provided with an extensible web; Fig. 5 is ii irunsvcrso sect-ion of a unit provided with u inodilicd form of extensible web and moons for cxcnvnting the tube of said unit; and Fig. (i is s sidc elevation of the form shown in Fig.

The simplest form of section which I onil'oy, compriscs ii tube 1 having {L slot 2, extending along one sidc throughout its entire icngth, and hiiving a wcb 3, extending from tho tnlic along its cntirc length on the side oppositc to thc slot. At the 0nd of the Web is a head i, Whosc shape in cross section is substantially n sccio; of ii circle, and adapted to fit the insidc oi tho tube of tho next ndjss cont section, while a [hing-c adjacent. the head passes through the slot of this section. )11 the \Vcb 3 and :idjaccnt the head 1 are two ilangcs5 which may be integral with the web or of scpzirnto picccs ri idly secured thereto, which {hinges cxtcnd in the arc of {L circlc and spiiccd from the surface of the hood at 2). distzincc slightly greater than the thick .ncss of thc WiLll of the adjacent tuhc. These flanges fit tho outer wall of tho Luloc adjacent the slot thcrcin and servo to ircvcnt the web of one section from OXtGlidihg morc than the dosircd distanco into the slot oi the tube on the next :idjziccnt scction. These sections inc drivcn into the sand onc zit. :ji tinic, and as each onc is drivcn n jot tube (3 is inserted into the who 1 ol" tho section and the material within thctuiic isoithcri'orccd or puni )cd out of said tuhc. it will bc notcd that sitcr tho iilsl. tuhc is inscrtcd, L-hc slot in the sccond will he closcd by tho head 4; of tho :lirst, whilc thc sccond is being inserted and ihc nnilcrizil may hc cnsily roinovcd from tho tuho ofszlid sccond and catch succccding soction, but at tho tilnc tho first section is drivcn, it is ncwssory to providc certain moons for closing the slot to jircvcnt sand from coming into the tuho its ftLSl; as it is rcniovcd by the jet tuhc 6.

In Figs. 5 and 6, I have shown a jet tube (3,-hziving a plurality of bonds 7 surrounding the same, and each band attached to a short web 8, having flanges 9 fitting. the outer surface of the tube. As the first section is driven into the sand it carries the jet tube with its bands 7 and slot-closing means 8 and 9, so that the sand may be removed These sections are usually driven in the are of a circle and as the last section is about to be inserted it is often found that the distance between the sections on the opposite sides of the remaining gap is greater or less than the normal widthof a section, and .to accommodate for thls, 1 provide certain sections having extensible webs, whereby the distance between theztube and the head of said section may be made greater or less to exactly fill the space between the adjacent sections. This maybe accom lished by making the web of two layers he (I together by rivets 10 passing through slots in the two layers, as illustrated in Fig. 5, or one por-.

tion of the section may have two adjacent web members 3 between which a web member 3*" of the other portion of the section is adapted to slide, the three members being held together by rivets passing through slots as in the form above described. The modification of the extensible web is clearly illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6.' A single ring of these sections is entirely inadequate and even dangerous. When it is desired to sink a pile to any considerable depth and to strengthen the'pile, I preferably drive sections to form two concentric rings 11 and 12, as shown in Fig. 3, said rings being spaced and held rigid by radial partitions 13. Both of the rings, and also the partitions are made up of the unit sections above described, but in order to secure the partitions 13 to the concentric rings 11 and 12, I provide a form of section shown in Fig. 1, in which the web 3 has a branch web 14 rigidly secured at an angle thereto, whereby the tube 15 is driven simultaneously with the tube 1 and junction between two rows of sections at an angle. with each other is thereby perfectedi In certain forms of piers it is sometimes desirable to have two rows of sections intcrsecting each other, as shown at 16 in Fig. 1, and I provide the form of section shown in Fig. 2 to be used. in casesof this kind. This form of section has two branch webs 14 attached to the main web 3, and one of said branch webs carries a head 4, said head and tube being at substantially the same distance apart as are the head and tube of the normal unit section. In driving the sections to form a pier of the shape shown in Fig. 3, the material is excavated from each of the inclosed spaces 17 as .soon as the I walls forming one of said spaces are completed and the space filled with concrete. The space within the inner ring of sections is likewise excavated and filled with concrete, so that the completed pier is a solid mass of concrete having the sections embed-- ded therein, said section having been employed merely as a coffer-dam to hold the surrounding material in place while the concrete pier was being'filled. in.

It is evident that theimproved form of sections above described may be employed for placing the concrete foundations in sand. to any de th, and is particularly'useful where quic sand is encountered. The sections may be em loyed either for placing concrete piers, b'ri ges, or foundations of buildings, or for any other similar purpose. For Coffer-dam work the sections are employed as in the building of concrete piers, but the spaces 17 inclosed by the sections are not filled with concrete, and the row of sections surrounds the place where it is desired to place any suitable structure on the river or lake bed, and when said structure is perfected, the sections may be removed without the same having been injured in an way, and said sections may be again employed for similar work.

Having thus described myinvention, 1 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: v 1. A section for sheet piling, comprising a tubular member having a slot extending longitudinally thereof, a web on the opposite side'of said member from the slot, means on the end of the web adapted to extend through the slot of a similar tubular member and engage with the interior thereof, and means on the web adjacent said last mentioned means and adapted to fit against the outer wall of the next adjacent tubular member.

2. A section for sheet piling, comprising a tubular member having a slot extending longitudinally thereof, a web onthe opposite side of said member from the slot, the outer edge of said web being adapted to extend through the slot of a similar adjacent tubular section, and means adjacent the edge of said web and adapted to en age with the interior and exterior of the tiibular member of said adjacent section. 3. A section for sheet piling, comprising a tube having a slot extending the entire length thereof, a web.- on the o posite side of said tube from the slot, a hea on the end I of the webadapted to fit within the tube of the web adjacent said head, adapted to fit against the outer walls of the tube of the said next adjacent section.

4. A section for sheet piling, coin 'n'ising a tube having length thereof, a Web secured to said tube, a head on the end of said web adapted. to tit Within the tube of the-next adjacent section, and means whereby the width of said web may be varied.

5 A section for sheet piling, comprising a tube having a slot extending the entire length thereof, a web extending along the opposite side of said tube, a head on said web, a jet tube adapted to extend within said tube, and means carried by said jet tube for closing said slot,

(5. A section for sheet piling, comprising a tube, a web extending along one side of said tube, means on the end of said web whereby it may be attached to the tube of the. next. adjacent section, and a jet tube adapted to be inserted within said tube and by which the material may be removed therefrom.

7. A section for sheet piling, comprising a tube having a slot the entire length thereof, a web on said tube extending the entire length thereof, a second web secured to the first mentioned web at an angle thereto, heads on the cmls of said web and said branch web adapted to lit within the tubes of the next adjacent sections, and flanges on said webs adjacent said heads adapted to lit against the outer walls of the tubes ol the said next adjacent sections.

8. An extensible sheet piling made in sections, each section having members cxlensible one relative to the other in the direction of the width ol the section.

9. An extensible sheet piling having a sec tion comprising two members each provided a slot extending'the entire with a body terminating in a head, the body of one member slidingly engaging the body ol the other member.

10. An extensible sheet piling having a section comprising two members each pro vided with a body terminating in a head, the body of one member slidingly engaging the b d; ol' the other member, and means l'or fastening the bodies ol'themembcrs together.

'11. An extensible sheet piling having a section comprising two members each provided with a body terminating in a head, one of the members being made in two parts lastened together, the two-part bod) forming a recess tor the reception of the body of the other member. I

, l2. ,An extensible sheet piling having a section comprising two members, each provided with a body terminating in a head, one ol the members being made in two parts l'astcncd together, the two-pa r1 body forming a recess for the reception of the body of the other member, and means l'or l'astcning the two parts of the. one member to ether.

An extensible sheet. piling having a section comprising two members each provided with a body terminating in a head, one ol' the members being made in two parts l'astcncd togcthcr, the two-part bod l'orming a recess for the reception ol' the b d'r ad the other member, and means for i'zi' ngthe bodies ol' the two members ioget alter the desired adjustment is made.

ln testimony whcrcol l lu "d Hl name to this specification ii: we d two subscribing witnesses.

JESSE 'lllutfdniii, Piiitl Wit ncsscs:

(i A. lionnirrs, -l. l ltlil'lalf mx.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationE02D5/04