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Cable tray support system

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

George E. Simmons

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A raised floor system which includes a plurality of upright support columns, a plurality of floor panels, and a cable tray support assembly. The cable tray support assembly includes a plurality of support pedestals and a platform section. Each support pedestal has an elongated stringer member, a first upright sleeve member, and a second upright sleeve member. Each first and second sleeve member defines a bore extending from a top end through a bottom end. The stringer member is attached to the sleeve members proximate the respective top ends of the first and second sleeve members so that the elongated stringer member is supported above the respective bottom ends of the first and second sleeve members. At least one of the first and second sleeve members of each first support pedestal is removably connected, in overlying registration, to the body portion of one support column of a pair of support columns. One platform section is suspended from the stringer members of a pair of opposing first support pedestals.

Description

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1 is a partial perspective view of one embodiment of a raised floor system constructed in accordance with the present disclosure.

FIG. 2 is a side view of multiple levels of first support pedestals and platform sections installed between the floor panels and a subfloor taken along section

2

2 of FIG.

1.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a support pedestal, showing a first support pedestal having a first sleeve member, a second sleeve member, and an elongated stringer member connected to and extending between the first and second sleeve members and showing a cross-sectional view of the stringer member.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of an alternative embodiment of a support pedestal, showing a second support pedestal having a sleeve member, a hanger member, and an elongated stringer member connected to and extending between the sleeve member and the hanger member and showing a cross-sectional view of the stringer member.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an alternative embodiment of a support pedestal, showing a third support pedestal having a first hanger member, a second hanger member, and an elongated stringer member connected to and extending between the first and second hanger members and showing a cross-sectional view of the stringer member.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a platform section.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of a platform section.

FIG. 8 is a partial top view of a portion of two adjacent platform sections secured to a channel extending therein the stringer member of a support pedestal.

FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional side view taken along section line

9

9 of FIG.

8.

Claims

1. A raised floor system, comprising:

2. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the bore of the respective first and second sleeve members has a shape that is complementary to the body portion of the support column.

3. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the channel is in operative receipt of portions of two adjoining platform sections, further comprising securing means for securing portions of the two adjoining platform sections to the stringer element.

4. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the first and second sleeve members are spaced apart less than the first predetermined distance and wherein one of the first or second sleeve members of one first support pedestal is disposed thereon a subfloor.

5. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein multiple levels of first support pedestals and platform sections are installed between a subfloor and the floor panels.

6. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the bore of the sleeve member has a shape complementary to the body portion of the support column.

7. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein one platform section is suspended from the stringer members of a pair of opposing first and second support pedestals.

8. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the sleeve member and hanger member of the second support pedestal are spaced apart less than the first predetermined distance and wherein the sleeve member of the second support pedestal is disposed thereon the subfloor.

9. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the bore of the sleeve member of the second support pedestal is removably positioned, in overlying registration, to the body portion of an adjacent support column.

10. The raised floor system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of support pedestals further includes a third support pedestal having a first hanger member and a second hanger member, each of the first and second hanger members having a terminal hook portion, the first hanger member connected to the distal end of the stringer member and the second hanger member connected to the proximal end of the stringer member so that the terminal portions of the first and second hanger members are oriented downwardly away from the horizontally disposed surface of to stringer member and generally parallel to the respective distal and proximal ends of the stringer member, wherein the first and second hanger members of the third support pedestal are releasably connected to a pair of first sleeve members or a pair of second sleeve members of the pair of opposing first support pedestals.

11. The raised floor system of claim 10, wherein one platform section is suspended from the stinger members of a pair of opposing first and third support pedestals.

12. The raised floor system of claims

1, wherein the platform section is formed of wire stock.

13. A modular cable support assembly, comprising:

14. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the bore of the respective first and second sleeve members has a shape complementary to the body portion of the support column.

15. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the channel is in operative receipt of portions of two adjoining platform sections, further comprising securing means for securing portions of the two adjoining platform sections to the stringer element.

16. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the first and second sleeve members are spaced apart less than the first predetermined distance and wherein one of the first or second sleeve members of one first support pedestal is disposed thereon a subfloor.

17. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein multiple levels of first support pedestals and platform sections can be installed between a subfloor and the floor panels.

18. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the bore of the sleeve member has a shape complementary to the body portion of the support column.

19. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein one platform section is suspended from the stringer members of a pair of opposing first and second support pedestals.

20. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the sleeve member and hanger member of the second support pedestal are spaced a art less than the first predetermined distance and wherein the sleeve member of the second support pedestal is disposed thereon a subfloor.

21. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the bore of the sleeve member of the second support pedestal is removably positioned, in overlying registration, to the body portion of an adjacent support column.

22. The modular cable support assembly of claim 13, wherein the plurality of support pedestals includes a third support pedestal having a first hanger member and a second hanger member, each of the first and second hanger members having a terminal hook portion, the first hanger member connected to the distal end of the stringer member and the second hanger member connected to the proximal end of the stringer member so that the terminal portions of the first and second hanger members are oriented downwardly away from the horizontally disposed surface of the stringer member and generally parallel to the respective distal and proximal ends of the stinger member, wherein the first and second hanger members of the third support pedestal are releasably connected to a pair of first sleeve members or a pair of second sleeve members of the pair of opposing first support pedestals.

23. The modular cable support assembly of claim 22, wherein one platform section is suspended from the stringer members of a pair of opposing first and third support pedestals.

24. The modular cable support assembly of claims

13, wherein the platform section is formed of wire stock.

25. A method of assembling a raised floor system comprising: disposing a series of support columns in a predetermined grid array onto a subfloor, each support column having a body portion;

26. The method of claim 25, further comprising securing a portion of the adjoined first and second platform sections to the stringer element of one support pedestal.

27. The method of claim 25, further comprising supporting a plurality of floor panels on the series of support series.

28. The of claim 25, wherein the bore of the respective first and second sleeve members has a shape complementary to the body portion of the support column.

29. A raised floor system, comprising:

30. A modular cable support assembly, comprising: