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Publication numberUS986013 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1911
Filing dateOct 4, 1910
Priority dateOct 4, 1910
Publication numberUS 986013 A, US 986013A, US-A-986013, US986013 A, US986013A
InventorsWilliam J Klemm
Original AssigneeWilliam J Klemm
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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W. J. KLEMM. PANEL CONSTRUCTION. APPLICATION FILED 0012.4. 1910,

Patented Mar. 7, 1911.

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struction, of which the following is a speci-- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

WILLIAM J; min-M, or Kansas ci'rY, mssou'nr.

PANEL] CONSTRUCTION.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 7, 1911.

Application filed October 4, 1am. Serial R0. 685,220.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM J KLEMM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain-new.

and useful Improvements in Panel Confication. v

My invention relates to improvements'in panel construction. 7 t 7 The object of my inventidn is to provide a panel construction possessing the features plied to a sheet metal door. I

Figure 1 is an elevation of the door portions of which are broken away. 'Fig. 2 is desired material or construction.

an enlarged view partly in elevation and partly in vertical section of a portion of the door shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a sectional view, enlarged, on the dotted line w--b of Fig. 1. Fig. 4' is an enlarged sectional view on the dotted line 0-61 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5

is a cross section on the dotted line e-f of Fig. 2. Fig. 6 is a stretchoutof one end of the to rail. Fig. 7 is a stretchout of one end 0 one of the middle rail members. Fig. 8 isan end view of the top rail. Fig. 9 1s a sectional view on the dotted line 9-4:. of Fig.1. Fig. 10 is avertical section on the dotted line 'ij of Fi 1.

' Similar reference 0 aracters denote similar parts.

1 denotes the stiles of the door. Each stile 1 is provided with two longitudinal transversely dis osed portions 2 whichlextend toward eac other at the panel side of the stile, said portions having vertical laterally extending parallel flanges 3.

4 denotes a clamping member, which like the stile 1,- is preferably composed of sheet metal. The clamping member 4 is preferably in the form of a rectangular tube and is disposed verticallyin the stile 1 and has one side resting against the inner sidesof the portions 2. Said side of the clamping member 4 is provided with two longitudinal laterally extending parallel portions S between which is clamped a panel 6 of any The outer edges of the portions 5 have return bends 7 between which are respectively clamped the flanges 3 of thestile 1. .The return bend portions 7 are provided with vertical fie .8 disposed adjacent to and parallel with the portions 2 respectively of the stile 1. Each flange 8 is preferably resilient and is also pre erably provided with alongitudinal corrugation 9 adapted to engage a similar corrugation 10 of a vertical flange 11 ofa rail or molding. 1.2 denotes .rivets or other suitable securing devices which extend through holes provided transversely in the panel 6, portions 5, flanges 3 and return bend portions 7 The top. rail denoted by 13 has a body preferably formed "U shaped and provided at its lower horizontal edges with inwardly extending portions 2 having flanges 3 corresponding to the similar parts on the stile 1 already described. Each end of the rail 13- isprovided with two vertical flanges 11 having each a vertical corrugation 10 adapted to fit the adjacent corrugation 9 of the adjacent flange 8, as shown in Fig. 3.

The lower rail denoted by 14 maybe constructed in substant-iallv the same manner as is the top rail 13.

The middle rail 15 may be composed of two members, each having at its upper and lower edges the portions 2 and flanges 3. In the middle rail 15 are mounted two horizontal clamping members 4 disposed one above the other and provided each with the portions 5,-and return bend portions 7 having flanges 8 provided with the corrugations 9, all of which have been fully described. Each member of the middle panel 15 is provided with the flanges 11 having corrugations 10 adapted to engage the corrugations 9 of the flanges 8 on the stiles 1. in the samemanner as has been described with reference to the corresponding flanges 11 of the top rail 13.

Thetop rail 13 and the bottom rail 14 have mounted in them respectivelytwo horizontal clamping-members 4 having the par-.

allel portions 5. with return bend portions 7 for engaging the flanges 3 of the said rails. The return bend portions 7 of the said clamping members are provided with flanges 8 having corrugations 9 for engaging horizontal moldings 16 providednvith flanges 11 having corrugations 10 which engage the corrugations of the flanges 8 of said rails. In like manner horizontal moldings 16 at rails 13, 14 and 15. The top rail 13 is then plied to door construction, it will be obviopposite sides of the anel 6, have corrugated flanges. 11 whic engage the corrugated flanges 8 of the two members of the middle rail 15, as shown in Fig. 9. Vertical moldings 16 at o posite sides of the panel 6 have vertical anges 11 having corrugations 10 for engaging the corrugated flanges 8 of the vertical clamping members 4 in the stiles 1.

In assembling the parts, the vertical clamping members 4 are slipped endwise into engagement with the portions 2 and flanges 3 of the stiles 1. 'In like manner the clamping members 4 are slipped into the slipped vertically with its flanges 11 engaging the flanges 8 of the stile clamping members 4. The top panel 6 is then slipped between the portions 5 of the stile clamping members to a position in which its upper end will enter the space between the horizontal portions 5 of the clampin member 4 in the-top rail. The middle rai 15 is then slipped into position from the bottom of the door and between the vertical portions 5 of the stile clamping members. 'VVhen properly positioned the upper panel 6 will enter the space between the horizontal portion 5 of the upper middle rail clamping member. The lower panel is then slipped into position in the samemanner, after which the bottom rail 14 is slipped into position by moving it vertically between the portions'2 of the stile clamping members 4. The rivets 12 are then secured in position, thereby holding the parts so far assembled in their re-, spective positions. The moldings'lti are then positioned by forcing them'horizontally against the panels 6, the flanges llsprin'ging the resilient flanges 8 sufliciently for thecorrugations '10 to enter and engage with. the corrugations S) of the flanges 8, thus causing the moldings to be securely held,

the flanges 8 springing to their normal positions as soon. as the moldings 16 have been forced to their proper positions. If desired the rails 13 and 14 may be braced by 'positioning therein and securing thereto hori zontal U shaped bars 17, as shown in Figs.

2, 4 and 10.

I do not limit my invention to the structure shown and described, as many modifications, within' the scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.

"While I have shown my-invention apous that it may be applied with equal benefit to window construction and to the con- 1 struction of partitions and similar struc-' tures.

Having thus described my inventi0n,what' I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1 In :panel construction, a stile or rail having atone side two longitudinal trans .versely disposed portions having laterally extending flanges disposed parallel with each other, a longitudinal clamping member having one side resting against the inner sides of said transversely disposed portions, said side having two laterally extending parallel portions resting respectively against the said flanges and adapted to clamp between them'a panel, and means for securing said laterally extending parallel portions "to said flanges respectively. I

2. In panel construction, a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending flanges disposed parallel with each other, and a longitudinal clamping member having one side resting against the inner sides of said transversely disposed portions, said side having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of which are provided with return; bends between which said flanges are clamped.

3. In'panel construction, a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, and a longitudi nal clamping member having one side rest ing against the inner sides of said trans versely disposed portions, said side having two laterally extending parallel ortions the outer edges of which are provi ed with return bends between which said flanges arerespectively clamped, said return bends having longitudinal flanges disposed parallel with and adjacent to said transversely; disposed portions respectively.

4. In panel construction, a stile or, rail 7 having atone side two longitudinaltransversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, and a longitudinal clamping niember having one side resting against the inner sides of said transversely extending portions, said side of the clamping member having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of which are provided with return bends between which said flanges are respectively clamped,

the return bends having longitudinal resili- I ent flanges disposed parallel with and adjacent to said transversely disposed portions respectively. 5. In panel construction, a stile orrail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, and a longitudinal clamping member having one side resting against the inner sides of. said transverse portions, said side of the clampingmember having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of which are provided with return bends between which said flanges are respectively clamped, the return bends having respectively longitudinal corrugated flanges disposed parallel acacia with and adjacent to said transversely 'disrugated resilient flanges disposed parallel with and adjacent to said transversely disposed portions respectively. v

.7. In panel construction, a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal trans- 2 versely disposed portions having laterally extending flanges disposed parallel with each" other, a. longitudinal clamping mem- -ber having one side resting against the inner sides of said transversely disposed portions, said side of the clamping member having two laterally extendingparallel portions; a panel clamped between said laterally extending parallel portions, and

means for securing the panel to said lat erally extending portions and said laterally extendi gportions to said flanges.

8. panel construction, a stile orrail hav' g at one side two longitudinal transv rsely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping member having one side resting a ainst the inner sides of said transversely. dlsposed portions, said side of the clamping-member having two laterally extending parallel portions, a panel clamped by said laterally extending parallel portions, and

'rivets or similar securing devices extending through said panel, said flanges and said laterally extending parallel portions.

5 9. In panel construction, a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping member having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of which have return bends between which are clamped the said flanges respectively, a

. panel clamped between said laterally extending parallel portions, and means for securing the panel to said laterally extending parallel portions.

10. In panel construction, 'a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping member having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of.

which have return bends between which the said flanges are respectively clamped, said return bends having respectively longitudi itendin parallel portions the outer edges of nal corrugated flanges disposed pa alle with and adjacent to said transversely disposed portions respectively, and a member such as a rail or molding having a corrugated flange adapted to, be held between one 0t said corrugated flanges and they adjacent transversely disposed portion of the stile and having its corrugation engaging the corrugation of. the adjacent corrugated flange of the clamping member. 11-. In panel construction, a'stile or rail having at one side two longitudinaltransversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping. member having two laterally extending parallel portions the outer edges of which, have return bends between which the flanges are respectively clam ed, said return ben s having respectively longitudinal corrugated resilient flanges disposed parallel with and adjacent to said transverselydisposed portions respectively, and a member,

such as a rail or -molding having a corrugated flange adapted to be inserted between one of said corrugated flanges -and the adjacent transversely disposed parallel portion ofthe stile, with its corrugation engaging the corrugation of the adjacent corrugated flange of the clamping member.

12. In'panel construction, a stile or rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping member having two laterally es:

which ave return bends between which said flanges are respectively clamped, said return bends having respectively two longitudinal corrugated flanges disposed parallel with and adjacent to said transversely disposed portionsrespectively,and a member, such as a -rail having two corrugated flanges for respectively engaging the corrugated flanges of the clamping member and said trans versely disposed portions of the stile.

13. In panel construction, a stile .or rail having at one side'two' longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clampingmember having two laterally-extending parallel portions the outer edges of which have return bends having each a longitudinal corrugated flange, a panel disposed between said laterally extending parallel portions of the clamping member, and a member, such as a rail having two corrugated flanges respectively engaging the corrugated flanges of the clamping member and said transversely disposed portions of the stile. a

14. In panel construction, a stileor rail having at one side two longitudinal transversely disposed portions having laterally extending parallel flanges, a longitudinal clamping member having two laterally ex- 130 tendingl parallel portions the outer edges of and the transversely disposed portions of 10 which ave return bends having each a longitudinal corrugated flange, a panel betw'een said laterally extending parallel portions,

-- securing devices extending through the panel and said laterally extending portions, and a member, such as a rail, having two corrugated flanges respectively engaging the corrugated flanges of the clamping member the stile.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

WILLIAM, J. KLEMM. Witnesses I E. B. HOUSE,

FLORENCE M. VENDIG.

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US4897975 *Oct 23, 1987Feb 6, 1990Odl, IncorporatedIntegral door light with glazing stop
US4920718 *May 1, 1989May 1, 1990Odl, IncorporatedIntegral door light and related door construction
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/728