Patent Number: 6,253,501

Title: Horizontal arch

Abstract: A horizontal arch is a structural element formed from a series of compression members which are arranged side-to-side in a curve array, and compressed together under the application of loading perpendicular to the plane of the curve of the horizontal arch. The vertically downward loading of the members may also result from structures suspended from the tops of the members of the horizontal arch structure. The object of the invention is to provide a structural element with horizontal cohesiveness for inclusion in self-supporting frameworks for the exterior of structures and exoskeletal structures.

Inventors: Provitola; Anthony Italo (DeLand, FL)


International Classification: E04B 1/35 (20060101); E04B 1/32 (20060101); E04B 1/34 (20060101); E04B 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018