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Publication numberUS960740 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1910
Filing dateOct 11, 1909
Priority dateOct 11, 1909
Publication numberUS 960740 A, US 960740A, US-A-960740, US960740 A, US960740A
InventorsJay W Vaughan
Original AssigneeJay W Vaughan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floor and ceiling beam.
US 960740 A
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J. W. VAUGHAN. FLOOR AND CEILING BEAM.

APPLIOATION FILED OUT. 11, 1909.

960,740. Patented June 7, 191.0.

WITNESSES:

IN VEN TOR 6. JAY WVAUG QA A TTORNE VS JAY W. VAUGHAN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. I

rLoon AND. CEILING BEAM.

Specification of letters Patent.

Patented June 7, 1910.

3 Application filed October 11, 1909. Serial No. 522,052.

To all whom it may concern."

Be 't known that I, JAY W. VAUGHAN, a citizen of the United States-of America, residing at Chicago, in the countyof Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Floor and Ceiling Beams, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad therein to the accompanying drawings. a

In floor and ceilingeonstruction of the.

concrete type, it is usual to mold the floor in place between beams or joists, supporting it until set by more or less expensive false work and securing tile thereto for the ceiling, or else to form the floor and ceiling in blocks which are supported on floor beams or joists in the usual manner.

This invention relates to a concrete floor and ceiling which obviates the necessity of false work or of floor beams and joists and is constructed cfthe parts or members that may be molded at the place where the structure is being erected.

The invention consists in the matters hereinafter set forth, and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a portion of a floor construction that embodies features of the invention; and Fig. .2 is a view'in detail of one of the members. Fig. is a view of a modification of a beam; Fig. 4 is a View in cross section of am showing a reinforcing member.

-Rcicrring to the drawings a beam 1 of ccmentitious material of suflicicnt length and depth to span ribbons, plates, or other horizontal supporting members of a structural frame, has an upper horizontal flange 2 with plane upper face and a lower cross flange 4; whose under face ,is plane, united by an upright web 5, the upper flange being heavy enough to carry a floor load while the lower is of suflicient strength for a ceiling. The margin (5 of one side of the lower flan 'e and the corresponding margin 7 of t e upper flange lie in planes that intersect in a. horizontal central plane of the web of the beam and, similarly, the margins 8 and 9 of the lower and up er flanges respectively, are parallel to the hinges (3 and 'T anddie in planes that intersect in the same horizontal plane. By this arrangement of parts beams which are placed side by side are sufliciently interlocked so that concentration of the load on the edge of one flange causes the strain imposed on the flange to be carried on to the adjoining beam. The interlocking faces are so disposed that there are no tongues or margins to break off.

An inset strip 10 may be dovetailed or otherwise scoured flush in the upper face of the beam for the attachment or nalling down of floor boards 11.

Reinforcing members 12 are embedded in any preferred manner in the body of the beam, and the web is preferably provided with longitudinally disposed tension. members or rods 14. l at I claim as my invention is l. A reinforced floor and ceiling beam, of cementitious material provided with oppo sitely disposed lateral flanges on the'upper and lower margins of a central web, the mar gins of the flanges on the same side of the web lying in planes that intersect in the horizontal central planeof the web, and are oblique thereto.

2. A reinforced floor and ceiling beam of cementitious'material having a central web rectangular in cross-section, a pair of o positely disposed flanges whose upper aces form with the upper face of the web a plane surface at right angles to the sides of the web and whose under faces are oblique thereto, and a air of oppositely disposed flanges whose l dwcr faces form with the lower face of the web a-plane surface at right angles to the sides of the web and whose upper faces are oblique thereto, the lateral faces of the air of flanges on one side of the web lying in planes oblique to the .wcb side which planes intersect in a line between the prox mate faces of the flanges, and the corresponding faces of the opposite flanges lying in planes parallel to said oblique planes. I

3. A reinforced floor and ceiling beam of ccnicntitious material having a central web rectangular in cross-section, a pair of o positely disposed flanges whose upper aces form with the upper face of the web a plane surface at right angles to the sides of the web and whose under faces are oblique thereto, and a pair of oppositely disposed flanges whose lower faces form with the lower. face of the web a plane surface at right angles to the sides of the web and whose u p'er faces are oblique thereto, the lateral f zices of the pair of flanges on one side of the web lying in lanes oblique to the web side which planes intersect in a line between the proximate faces of the flanges,

the corresponding faces of the opposite flanges lying in planes parallel to said oblique planes, and the upper flanges being thicker than the lower flanges.

4. A reinforced floor and ceiling beam of cementitious material provided with oppositely disposed lateral flanges on the upper and lower margins of a central web, the margins of the flanges on the same side of the web lying in planes that intersect in the horizontal central plane of the web, and are oblique thereto, the planes of the margins on one side of the web being parallel with the planes of the corresponding margins on the other side of the web.

5. A reinforced floor and ceiling beam of cementitious material provided with oppositely disposed lateral flanges on the upper and lower margins of a central web, the margins of the flanges on one side of thewcb lying in planes that intersect in a line between the margins and the web, and the margins of the flanges on the other side of the web lying in planes that intersect in a line beyond the outer edges of the margins.

6. A reinforced floor and ceilin beam of cementitious material provided with oppositely disposed lateral flanges on the upper.

the outer edges of the margins, the. planes of the margins on one side of the web being parallel with the planes ofthe corresponding margins on the other side of the web.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JAY W. VAUGHAN.

- \Vitnesses:

Mmon ll. lVILLIAMsON, C. It. S'rwKNEr.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationE04C2003/0452