Title:
Unit-combination type frame structure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention provides a unit-combination type frame structure comprising a plurality of frame units. Cut sides are disposed at four corners of each of the frame units. An upwards extending partition wall is disposed between an inner edge and an outer edge of each of the frame units. Indentations of circular arc-shape or another shape are disposed at four corners of the partition wall. The cut sides of the frame units can be joined together to form a unit-combination type frame capable of using the same frame. The indentations can be used to form holes so that suspension rods of a hanging system can vertically pass therethrough. The bottom of each of the frame units can extend to form a groove seat having a receiving space therein so that disposition of lines or fire pipes can be facilitated and mobile hooks can be matched, thereby achieving more extensive use.



Inventors:
Huang, Chien Teh (San Chon City, TW)
Application Number:
09/920638
Publication Date:
02/06/2003
Filing Date:
08/03/2001
Assignee:
HUANG CHIEN TEH
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04B9/18; E04B9/32; E04B9/34; (IPC1-7): E04B2/00; E04B5/00; E04B9/00; E04H12/00
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Primary Examiner:
HORTON, YVONNE MICHELE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A unit-combination type frame structure comprising a plurality of frame units, said frame units being hollow frame bodies, cut sides being disposed at four corners of each of said frame units, a partition wall being disposed between an inner edge and an outer edge of each of said frame units, indentations being disposed at four corners of said partition wall, said cut sides of said frame units being joined together to form a unit-combination type frame capable of using the same frame, said indentations being used to form through holes.

2. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein a bottom of each of said frame units extends to form a groove seat having a receiving space therein.

3. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 2, wherein a guide track can be matched in said receiving space, and mobile hooks are slidably matched on said guide track.

4. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 2, wherein said receiving space can be used for wiring, and said groove seat can join a cover board for sealing said receiving space.

5. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein a ceiling or a glass board can be installed in said frame units.

6. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein an extension board can be attached at each gap after said frame units are assembled.

7. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein a plurality of perforated columns are disposed on said partition wall.

8. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein said indentations of said frame units form through holes to be pass through by suspension rods, lower ends of said suspension rods joining fixing boards so that said suspension rods can be supported at four corners of bottoms of said frame units.

9. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 8, wherein each of said suspension rods comprises a first rod body, a second rod body, a bushing, and a fixing board, an upper end of said first rod body being joined on an article to be fixed, a lower end of said first rod body being connected with an upper end of said second rod body, said second rod body being a screw rod, said bushing and said second rod body being screwed together, said bushing having an opening connected with an inside of said bushing, a lower end of said bushing being connected with one of said fixing boards.

10. The unit-combination type frame structure as claimed in claim 8, wherein said fixing boards at lower ends of said suspension rods and said frame units can be fixedly screwed together.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a unit-combination type frame structure and, more particularly, to a unit-combination type frame structure capable of being penetrated through by suspension rods of a hanging system to facilitate passing through of lines or fire pipes, and capable of matching devices such as mobile hooks.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, a prior art unit-combination type frame structure comprises a plurality of frame units 10a, a plurality of connection seats 20a, and a plurality of screwing parts 30a. The frame units 10a are hollow frame bodies each having cut sides 11a at four corners thereof. Each of the frame units 10a has an upwards extending partition wall 14a between an inner edge 12a and an outer edge 13a thereof. The partition wall 14a is of the same shape as the outer edge 13a, and has four opposed connection sides 15a parallel to the cut sides 11a. Through holes 16a are disposed at predetermined positions of the four connection sides 15a of the partition wall 14a to align and tightly join the cut sides 11a of the frame units 10a. The connection seats 20a, each having a through hole 21a, are placed between the opposed connection sides 15a. The through holes 21a of the connection seats 20a align with the through holes 16a of the connection sides 15a. The screwing parts 30a are then screwed into the through holes 16a and 21a for firm locking, thereby forming a unit-combination type frame structure capable of using the same frame.

[0003] The above unit-combination type frame structure can be used as a frame structure such as a ceiling and a glass pall. When an earthquake occurs, some frame units will be impacted, and will also distribute impact force to let the frame bodies bear it. Moreover, the use of material of the frame is more flexible and will not result in waste. Also, the structure is stronger, and a guide track and mobile hooks can be appended below the frame for moving heavy articles. Furthermore, the installation is simple to save time and manpower.

[0004] However, when the above unit-combination type frame structure is to be fixed in hanging way by using a hanging system, because the cut sides 11a of the frame units 10a are tightly joined together, there is no position for a suspension rod of the hanging system to pass through downwards. Therefore, the suspension rod cannot vertically pass through between the cut sides 11a of the frame units 10a and be supported at bottoms of the frame units 10a. In other words, the fixing way is limited so that more extensive use cannot be achieved.

[0005] Furthermore, because the cut sides 11a of the frame units 10a of the above unit-combination type frame structure are tightly joined together, there is no pre-reserved pipeline for wiring to facilitate disposition of lines and fire pipes.

[0006] Additionally, the above unit-combination type frame structure has no pre-reserved space for wiring, hence also resulting in inconvenient disposition of lines and fire pipes. Moreover, bottom faces of the frame units are simple planes so that devices such as mobile hooks cannot be directly installed.

[0007] Accordingly, the above unit-combination type frame structure has inconvenience and drawbacks in practical use. The present invention aims to resolve the above problems in the prior art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] The primary object of the present invention is to provide a unit-combination type frame structure, wherein indentations are disposed at four corners of frame units thereof. When cut sides of the frame units are joined together, the indentations can be used to form holes penetrating from top to bottom. When the unit-combination type frame structure is to be fixed in hanging way by using a hanging system, suspension rods of the hanging system can vertically pass through the cut sides of the frame units to be further supported at four corners of bottoms of the frame units with fixing boards. Therefore, the fixing way is more flexible to have more extensive use.

[0009] Another object of the present invention is to provide a unit-combination type frame structure, wherein the bottom of each of the frame units extends to form a groove seat. Each of the groove seats has a receiving space therein. The groove seats can be used to facilitate disposition of lines or fire pipes, and can also match devices such as mobile hooks, hence achieving more extensive use.

[0010] To achieve the above objects, the present invention provides a unit-combination type frame unit comprising a plurality of frame units. The frame units are hollow units, each having cut sides at four corners thereof. Each of the frame units has an upwards extending partition wall between an inner edge and an outer edge thereof. Indentations of circular arc-shape or another shape are disposed at four corners of the partition wall. The cut sides of the frame units can be joined together to form a unit-combination type frame capable of using the same frame. The indentations can be used to form holes so that suspension rods of a hanging system can vertically pass therethrough. The bottom of each of the frame units can also extend to form a groove seat having a receiving space therein.

[0011] The various objects and advantages of the present invention will be more readily understood from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended drawing, in which:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0012] FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a prior art unit-combination type frame structure;

[0013] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a prior art unit-combination type frame structure;

[0014] FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the present invention;

[0015] FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the present invention;

[0016] FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the present invention;

[0017] FIG. 6 is a diagram showing that the present invention is applied to a ceiling.

[0018] FIG. 7 is a diagram showing that the present invention is applied to a glass pall;

[0019] FIG. 8 is a diagram showing that the present invention is applied to a mobile hook;

[0020] FIG. 9 is an exploded perspective view of another embodiment of the present invention; and

[0021] FIG. 10 is a diagram showing that another embodiment of the present invention is applied to a mobile hook.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0022] As shown in FIGS. 3, 4, and 5, the present invention provides a unit-combination type frame structure comprising a plurality of frame units 10. The frame units 10 are hollow frame bodies made of aluminum material and of rectangular or another shape. Cut sides 11 are disposed at four corners of each of the frame units 10. Each of the frame units 10 also forms an inner edge 12 and an outer edge 13. An upwards extending partition wall 14 is disposed between the inner edge 12 and the outer edge 13. Indentations 15 are disposed at four corners of the partition wall 14. The indentations 15 penetrate through the cut sides 11. The indentations 15 match the shape of suspension rods 30 to form a circular arc shape or another shape. When the cut sides 11 of the frame units 10 are joined together, the indentations 15 can be used to form holes penetrating from top to bottom. A unit-combination type frame capable of using the same frame is thus formed.

[0023] In the present invention, the indentations 15 are disposed at the four corners of the partition wall 14. When the cut sides 11 of the frame units 10 are joined together, the indentations 15 can be used to form holes penetrating from top to bottom. Therefore, when the unit-combination type frame structure is to be fixed in hanging way by using a hanging system, suspension rods 30 of the hanging system can vertically pass through the cut sides 11 of the frame units 10 to be further supported at four corners of the bottoms of the frame units 10 with fixing boards 35. Therefore, the fixing way is more flexible to have more extensive use.

[0024] Each of the suspension rods 30 comprises a first rod body 31, a second rod body 33, a bushing 34, and a fixing board 35. The upper end of the first rod body 31 can be joined on fixing articles 40 such as crossbeams, as shown in FIG. 6. The lower end of the first rod body 31 is connected with the upper end of the second rod body 33. The second rod body 33 is a screw rod. The bushing 34 is a hollow circular cylinder. Of course, the bushing 34 can also be of another shape. The upper end of the bushing 34 is screwed with the second rod body 33. The outer wall of the bushing 34 has an opening 36 connected with the inside of the bushing 34. The lower end of the bushing 34 is connected with the fixing board 35 by means of welding so that the fixing board 35 can be joined at the lower end of the suspension rod 30.

[0025] As shown in FIG. 6, the present invention can be fixed in hanging way by using a hanging system to form a frame structure of a ceiling. Upper ends of the first rod bodies 31 of the plurality of suspension rods 30 are joined on the fixing articles 40 such as crossbeams in advance to let the suspension rods 30 be vertically hung. Next, four corners of the frame units 10 are placed on the fixing boards 35 at the lower end of the suspension rods 30 to align and join the cut sides 11 of the frame units 10. The indentations 15 are penetrated through by the bushings 34 of the suspension rods 30. The suspension rods 30 are supported at four corners of the bottoms of the frame units by the fixing boards 35. Studs 37 are used to fixedly screw the fixing boards 35 and the frame units 10 together, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 5. The ceiling can be installed in the frame units 10. Furthermore, the suspension rods 30 of the present invention have the hollow bushings 34 with openings 36 so that lines 90 or fire pipes can pass therethrough.

[0026] In the present invention, the bottom of each of the frame units 10 extends downwards to integrally form a groove seat 101. Each of the groove seats 101 is a rectangular groove body with a receiving space 102 therein. Each of the groove seats 101 can join a cover board 103 by means of retaining or screwing. Each of the cover boards 103 is used to seal one of the receiving spaces 102. The lines 90 or fire pipes can be disposed in the receiving spaces 102. The bottoms of the frame units 10 have pre-reserved receiving spaces 102 for wiring, hence facilitating disposition of wires and fire pipes. The shape of the groove seats 101 can vary according to necessity, as shown in FIGS. 9 and 10. A plurality of perforated columns 16 can be alternately disposed on the partition wall 14 to facilitate disposition of through holes 17 so that studs can be placed therein to fixedly screw articles such as guide tracks (not shown).

[0027] As shown in FIG. 7, the present invention can be used as a frame structure of a glass pall. An extension board 19 can be attached at each gap 18 after the frame units 10 are assembled. A glass board 20 can be installed inside the frame units 10.

[0028] As shown in FIG. 8, each of the groove seats 101 of the present invention can also match and join a guide track 50. The guide track 50 is matched in the one of receiving spaces 102. Mobile hooks 60 can be slidably matched on the guide track 50. Each of the mobile hooks 60 can be used to hang an article so that the article can move along the guide track 50.

[0029] Although the present invention has been described with reference to the preferred embodiment thereof, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the details thereof. Various substitutions and modifications have been suggested in the foregoing description, and other will occur to those of ordinary skill in the art. Therefore, all such substitutions and modifications are intended to be embraced within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.