Global Patent Index - EP 0990077 A1

EP 0990077 A1 2000-04-05 - A FRAMING SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS

Title (en)

A FRAMING SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS

Title (de)

RAHMENSYSTEM FÜR GEBÄUDE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE CADRE POUR BATIMENTS

Publication

EP 0990077 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98921272 A

Priority

  • AU 9800365 W
  • AU PO869797 A
  • JP 16951497 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9857001A1] A frame assembly for a building is disclosed. The frame assembly comprises broadly two vertically spaced horizontally extending frame members (12) interconnected by two horizontally spaced vertically extending frame members (11) thereby forming a rectangle. Each of the members has a central channel opening to one face of the member and two side channels which are positioned on each side of the central channel. The horizontal member has the base webs of the side channels removed at the ends thereof (18). By contrast the vertically extending member has the base web of the central channel removed at the ends thereof (8). The configured ends of respectively the horizontal and vertical members thereby provide complementary mating formations (19, 9) for the attachment of the horizontal (12) and vertical (11) members. Typically attachment of the horizontal (12) to the vertical (11) members occurs by means of fastening elements which extend in three mutually orthogonal axes thereby improving the axial and torsional load bearing properties of the frame assembly.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

E04B 2/60; E04B 2/62; E04C 3/07; E04C 3/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04B 1/08 (2006.01); E04B 1/58 (2006.01); E04C 3/07 (2006.01); E04C 3/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E04B 1/5806 (2013.01); E04B 1/08 (2013.01); E04C 3/07 (2013.01); E04C 2003/0421 (2013.01); E04C 2003/0434 (2013.01); E04C 2003/0473 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9857001 A1 19981217; EP 0990077 A1 20000405; EP 0990077 A4 20020925; KR 20010013649 A 20010226; NZ 501684 A 20011026

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021106

2002-09-25 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020808

2002-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

2002-09-25 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7E 04B 2/60 A, 7E 04B 2/62 B, 7E 04C 3/07 B, 7E 04C 3/32 B, 7E 04B 2/78 B, 7E 04B 2/76 B

2000-04-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000111

2000-04-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE