Patent Number: 6,170,217

Title: Bearing elements and methods relating to same

Abstract: A weight bearing element having a web, and a chord connected to the web, the chord perimeter having a cross-sectional shape of a closed multi-sided figure having at least 5 sides, at least two of which are substantially parallel to the web. Some members may have chords which have a pentagonal cross sectional shape, and/or may include load transferring members or end-caps.

Inventors: Meyer; Darrell G. (Fullerton, CA)


International Classification: E04B 1/24 (20060101); E04C 3/09 (20060101); E04C 3/29 (20060101); E04B 5/10 (20060101); E04C 3/04 (20060101); E04C 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013