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Raised floor

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Raised floor


A raised floor includes a base plate, a raised plate, a support frame, and a transfer structure, in which the raised plate is parallelly disposed above the base plate; the support frame is disposed between the base plate and the raised plate; and the transfer structure that is configured with a first terminal and a second terminal is arranged by fixing the first terminal to the base plat and the second terminal to the raised plate.


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USPTO Applicaton #: #20140090313 - Class: 521265 (USPTO) -


Inventors: Chin-lian Tsai, Ming-che Chen, Wei-jen Lin, Chih-hsien Lin, Chih-ming Chang

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20140090313, Raised floor.

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a raised floor, and more particularly, to an anti-vibration raised floor.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Please refer to FIG. 1, which is a partial sectional view of a conventional raised floor. As shown in FIG. 1, a conventional raised floor 900 is substantially a double-layer floor that is formed by having a raised plate 910 to be disposed above a base plate 920 while allowing a support frame 930 to be sandwiched therebetween for elevated the raised plate 910 above the base plate 920 by a specific height. Generally, the raised plate 910 and the support frame 930 are coupled to each other by a mean similar to the sleeve joint that can allow the two to be assembled and dismantled easily.

Conventionally, the fixing of a device 10 to the raised floor 900 is achieved by fixing the stand 11 of the device 10 to the raised plate 910 by the use of J-bolts. However, when the raised floor 900 with the device 10 mounted thereon is being shaken and vibrated by an external force, such as a earthquake, not only the connection between the raised plate 910 and the support frame 930 can be easily destroyed and detached, but also the fixing j-bolts 12 can exert certain pulling and tearing forces upon the raised plate 910 and thus damage the raise plate 910 if the raise plate 910 is not built strong enough. Consequently, the stability of the device 10 resulting from the fixing of j-bolts 12 on the raised plate 910 is comprised and thus the device 10 may be displaced or even collapse.

Therefore, it is in need of a raised floor capable of overcoming the aforesaid problems.

SUMMARY

OF THE INVENTION

In view of the disadvantages of prior art, the primary object of the present invention is to provide a raise floor with anti-vibration ability for preventing any device disposed thereon from tilting over.

In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a raised floor, comprising: a base plate; a raised plate; a support frame; and a transfer structure; wherein, the support frame is disposed between the base plate and the raised plate; and the transfer structure that is configured with a first terminal and a second terminal is arranged by fixing the first terminal on the base plat and the second terminal on the raised plate.

It is noted that the raise floor of the present invention is advantageous in that: it is designed with enhanced anti-vibration ability for preventing any device disposed thereon from tilting over, and also can be aligned and assembled at will to conform to the size and mounting requirement of a device that is to be disposed thereon, and therefore, the raise floor of the present invention can be for all kinds of machine tables used in photonic and optoelectronic industry, semiconductor industry, LED industry, solar energy industry and even many traditional industries.

Further scope of applicability of the present application will become more apparent from the detailed description given hereinafter. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the invention, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the spirit and scope of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from this detailed description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will become more fully understood from the detailed description given herein below and the accompanying drawings which are given by way of illustration only, and thus are not limitative of the present invention and wherein:

FIG. 1 is a partial sectional view of a conventional raised floor.

FIG. 2 is a partial sectional view of a raised floor according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is an A-A cross sectional view of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a three-dimensional diagram showing how a structure is being fixedly mounted on a conventional raised floor.

FIG. 5 is a three-dimensional diagram showing how a structure is being fixedly mounted on a raised floor of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS

For your esteemed members of reviewing committee to further understand and recognize the fulfilled functions and structural characteristics of the invention, several exemplary embodiments cooperating with detailed description are presented as the follows.

Please refer to FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, which is a partial sectional view of a raised floor according to an embodiment of the present invention, and an A-A cross sectional view of FIG. 2. In an embodiment shown in FIG. 2 and FIG. 3, a raised floor 100 is provided, which is composed of a base plate 120, a raised plate 10, a plurality of support frame 130 and a plurality of transfer structures 140.

In this embodiment, the base plate 120 is constructed using a plurality of crisscrossedly arranged H-beams, while the raised plate is substantially a metal plate having an array of holes formed thereon. By the plural holes formed on the raised plate 110, a device 10 can be disposed on and fixed to the raised plate 10 by the use of a fastener, such as a screw. Nevertheless, the formation as well as the structure of both the base plate 120 and the raised plate 110 are not limited by those disclosed in the aforesaid embodiment.

Moreover, the raised plate 110 is parallelly disposed above the base plate 120, and the support frame 130 is sandwiched between the base plate 120 and the raised plate 110.

The transfer structure 140 is formed with a first terminal 140′ and a second terminal 140″ that is disposed opposite to the first terminal 140′, whereas the first terminal 140′ is fixed to the base plate 120 by a means selected from the group consisting of: a locking means, a fastening means and an adhesive means; and simultaneously the second terminal 140″ is fixed to the raised plate 110 by a means selected from the group consisting of: a locking means, a fastening means and an adhesive means.

In this embodiment, the transfer structure 140 further comprises: a joint part 142, a coupling part 143, a transferring arm 141 and a fixing part 144. Similarly, the fixing part 144 is fixed to the base plate 120 by a means selected from the group consisting of: a locking means, a fastening means and an adhesive means, and the joint part 142 and the coupling part is fixed to the raised plate 110 by locking, fastening or adhering.

In this embodiment, the joint part 142 is disposed on the top surface 111 of the raised plate 110, while allowing the coupling part 143 to be arranged at the bottom surface 112 of the raised plate 110, and thereby, a fastening 146 is used and arranged piercing through joint part 142, the raised plate 110 and the coupling part 143 so as to fixing the joint part 142 together with the coupling part 143 to the raised plate 110 while allowing the raised plate 110 to be positioned between the joint part 142 and the coupling part 143. In this embodiment, both the joint part 142 and the coupling part 143 are L-shaped brackets, and the fastening 146 is substantially a screw.

In the present invention, the fixing of a device 10 to the raised floor 100 can be achieved by fixing the stand 11 of the device 10 to the raised plate 110 by the use of J-bolts 12. Simultaneously, the outside of a bottom frame 13 of the device is arranged close to the joint part 142 while allowing a metal panel 14 to be disposed engaging to the inner side of the bottom frame 13, or vice versa, the metal panel 14 is disposed engaging to the inner side of the bottom frame 13 while the joint part 142 to arranged close to the inside of the bottom frame. Thereafter, after fixing the metal panel 14 to the joint part 142 by a screw 145, the device 10 can be fixedly mounted on the raised plate 110. It is noted that the fixing of the fixing part 144 to the base plate 120 can be achieved by a means selected from the group consisting of: a locking means, a fastening means and an adhesive means. In this embodiment, the fixing part 144 is two metal panels 144′ that are arranged parallel to each other and are screwed together by a screw 147, and thereby, the fixing part 144 can be fixed to the base plate 120 without causing any damage to the base plate 120.

In addition, the transferring arm 141 is arranged at a position between the base plate 120 and the raised plate 110 while allowing one end of the transferring arm 141 to be fixed to the fixing part 143 and another end thereof to be fixed to the coupling part 144, so that the transferring arm 141 is fixed to the base plate 120, Similarly, the fixing of the transferring arm 141 to either the fixing part 144 or the coupling part 143 can be achieved by a means selected from the group consisting of: a locking means, a fastening means and an adhesive means. In this embodiment, the transferring arm 141 is substantially a turnbuckle that is adjustable according to the distance spaced between the fixing part 144 and the coupling part 143 so as to facilitate the fixing part 144 to be fixedly coupled to the coupling part 143 by the used of a screw 148. In this embodiment, the fixing part 144 is made of a metal.

Please refer to FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, which are a three-dimensional diagram showing how a structure is being fixedly mounted on a conventional raised floor, and a three-dimensional diagram showing how a structure is being fixedly mounted on a raised floor of the present invention. The following description relates to how a device that is mounted on a raised floor of the present invention can react differently from the same device that is otherwise mounted on a conventional raised floor while being pushed by an external force.

In FIG. 4, the fixing of a device 10 to a conventional raised floor 900 can be achieved by fixing the stand 11 of the device 10 to the raised plate 910 by the use of J-bolts 12. On the other hand, although the fixing of a device 10 to a raised floor 100 of the invention can be achieved similar to that disclosed in FIG. 4, but is different in that: there are transfer structures 140 attached to the bottom frame 13 of the device, as shown in FIG. 5. It is noted that the mounting of the device 10 can be performed the same as those shown in FIG. 3, and thus will not be described further therein. As shown in FIG. 5, there are two transfer structures 140 being attached to each of the two short sides L2 while simultaneously there are four transfer structures 140 being attached to each of the two long sides L1.

As shown in FIG. 4 and FIG. 5, the length of the long side L1 of the device 10 is 1690 mm, and the short side L2 thereof is 1250 mm, and its height L3 is 4180 mm, and weigh 950 kg. In addition, there are accelerometers being arranged at position A, B, C and F in respective, so as to be used for measuring gravity acceleration variation happening at those positions.

By exerting a 0.2 g upward pulling force upon the base layers 920 and 120 in respectively, the accelerometers that are arranged at position A, B, C and F are enabled to generating a report relating to the measurement of gravity acceleration variation. Among which, the measurement from the accelerometer at position A is gravity acceleration variation in the vertical direction of the raised plate 910 or 110, while the measurements from the accelerometers at position B, C, and D are the gravity acceleration variation in the X- or Y-direction at different location of the device 10.

Experimentally, there can be seven values obtained respectively at different directions by different accelerometers, which are the six values of gravity acceleration obtained at position B in Y-direction, referring as B-Y, and consequently, at B-X, at B-Y, at C-X, at C-Y, at D-X, and at D-Y, and the one obtained at position A in the vertical direction, as disclosed in the following table:

Accelerometer position Conventional raised floor

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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20140090313 A1
Publish Date
04/03/2014
Document #
13667166
File Date
11/02/2012
USPTO Class
521265
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
04B5/43
Drawings
6




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