Wall structure and interlocking components therefor Patent #: 4196555
ApplicationNo. 06/379628 filed on 05/19/1982
US Classes:52/94, GABLE OR EAVE TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION52/262, Barrier resting on top of vertical structures; e.g., walls52/588.1, Interfitted integral flangeD25/1, STRUCTURED25/16, Single occupant type, i.e., telephone booth, privy, ticket booth, etc. (2)D25/33, Fully enclosedD25/48For passage, e.g., door, etc.
ExaminersPrimary: Murtagh, John E.
Assistant: Ford, Kathryn L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesE04B 1/343 (20060101)
E04B 7/00 (20060101)
E04B 7/22 (20060101)
E04H 1/12 (20060101)
E04D 3/35 (20060101)
E04D 3/36 (20060101)
E04D 3/363 (20060101)
E04D 3/361 (20060101)
AbstractA ceiling system for a small building includes panels that span the space between the side walls of the building and rest on end caps that extend over the upper edges of the walls for the building. The end caps have upwardly directed sections which, along with facia trim strips, obscure the peripheral surfaces of the panels. Each panel includes a surrounding metal frame having inwardly turned flanges and a composite filler member formed from an upper protective layer, a lower decorative layer, and an intermediate insulating layer. The sides of each frame are configured to interlock the panel of that frame with the frames of the adjacent panels, and are further configured to enable the panels to pivot into interlocking engagement.