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Elevated Floor Modular Construction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073742D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Metcalfe, AH: AUTHOR

Abstract

This floor construction covers exposed cabling on an existing floor between data processing equipment when conventional raised flooring cannot be used for cost or functional reasons.

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Elevated Floor Modular Construction

This floor construction covers exposed cabling on an existing floor between data processing equipment when conventional raised flooring cannot be used for cost or functional reasons.

The drawing shows the floor construction in a partially exploded view. A flat section frame rigidly connects four corner posts, which may be inserted under cables laying on an existing floor. Screws in the bottom of the frame allow adjustment of height to compensate for unevenness in the existing floor. The posts support a floor tile which is recessed at its four underside corners for accurate location on the posts. The floor tiles may be made of any material currently used for elevated flooring.

Corner posts are locked together with "H" section connectors mating with slots in the posts. Side plates are locked to the posts in a similar way. A sliding post may be located anywhere along the flat section frame, in order to lock frames together which are not aligned at the corner posts, using connectors. Two sliding posts are shown, one locked to a corner post and the other locked to a side plate. The side plate is cut to length by hand in this situation. A ramp section may be attached to a pair of corner posts by "U" shaped connectors mating with slots.

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