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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2860242
(54) English Title: VERTICAL AND SLOPED GLAZING FRAMING MEMBERS STRUCTURED FOR ELECTRICAL WIRING
(54) French Title: ELEMENTS D'ENCADREMENT DE VITRAGE INCLINES ET VERTICAUX STRUCTURES POUR LE CABLAGE ELECTRIQUE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • E06B 7/00 (2006.01)
  • H02S 20/22 (2014.01)
  • E04B 2/88 (2006.01)
  • E04D 13/03 (2006.01)
  • E06B 3/00 (2006.01)
  • E06B 5/00 (2006.01)
  • E06B 7/12 (2006.01)
  • H02G 3/38 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • HEADER, GREGORY (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • HEADER, GREGORY (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • HEADER, GREGORY (United States of America)
(74) Agent: ADE & COMPANY INC.
(45) Issued: 2015-02-24
(22) Filed Date: 2014-08-20
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2014-10-22
Examination requested: 2014-08-20
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract

Disclosed is a vertical or a sloped glazing system that facilitates wire routing from electrically producing or consumptive glazing materials such as solar PV panels or electrochromic glass. The glazing system includes vertical and horizontal framing members, each with enclosed cavities and outward facing gutters. The vertical framing member gutter is deeper than the horizontal framing member gutter, creating an offset between the enclosed cavities such that a portion of the vertical wall of the vertical framing member gutter aligns with the enclosed cavity of the horizontal framing member. Electrical wire can be routed from the vertical framing member gutter into the horizontal framing member enclosed cavity through a wire-receiving aperture in the vertical frame member gutter wall portion that is aligned with the horizontal framing member enclosed cavity. This arrangement allows wiring between the outside and inside building environment while minimizing the possibility of water infiltration.


French Abstract

Description dun système de vitrage vertical ou incliné qui facilite lacheminement de fils électriques à partir de matériaux de vitrage produisant ou consommant de lélectricité, comme des panneaux solaires photovoltaïques ou du verre électrochimique. Le système de vitrage comprend des éléments de charpente verticaux et horizontaux, chacun comportant des cavités fermées et des gouttières orientées vers lextérieur. La gouttière de lélément de charpente vertical est plus profonde que la gouttière de lélément de charpente horizontal, ce qui crée un décalage entre les cavités fermées de manière quune partie de la paroi verticale de la gouttière de lélément de charpente vertical soit alignée avec la cavité fermée de lélément de charpente horizontal. Un fil électrique peut être acheminé de la gouttière de lélément de charpente vertical vers la cavité fermée de lélément de charpente horizontal par le biais dune ouverture de réception de fils dans la partie de la paroi de la gouttière de lélément de charpente vertical qui est alignée avec la cavité fermée de lélément de charpente horizontal. Cet agencement permet le câblage entre les environnements intérieur et extérieur du bâtiment tout en minimisant la possibilité dinfiltration deau.


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CLAIMS
What is claimed is:
1. A glazing system, for mounting a glazing panel, comprising:
a first framing member including a first framing member enclosed cavity, and a

first framing member gutter projecting outwardly from the first framing member

enclosed cavity;
a second framing member including a second framing member enclosed cavity,
and a second framing member gutter projecting outwardly from the second
framing member enclosed cavity;
the first framing member gutter and the second framing member gutter each seat

the glazing panel utilizing an offset glazed system; and
the first framing member is secured and aligned with the second framing member

so that the first framing member gutter and the first framing member enclosed
cavity intersect a portion of the second framing member enclosed cavity but
the
first framing member enclosed cavity does not intersect the second framing
member gutter.
2. The glazing system of Claim 1, further comprising:
a wire-receiving aperture positioned in, and passing between, a region where
the
first framing member gutter intersects the portion of the second framing
member
enclosed cavity.
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3. The glazing system of Claim 2, wherein:
the second framing member enclosed cavity includes a back surface; and
the back surface is removable.
4. The glazing system of Claim 2, further comprising:
a second wire-receiving aperture positioned in, and passing between, a second
region where the first framing member enclosed cavity and the portion of the
second framing member enclosed cavity intersect.
5. The glazing system of Claim 4 wherein:
the first framing member enclosed cavity includes a first back surface;
the second framing member enclosed cavity includes a second back surface; and
the first back surface and the second back surface are removable.
6. The glazing system of Claim 1, further comprising:
a fast pressure bar assembly, that in combination with the first framing
member
gutter, seat opposing surfaces of the glazing panel in a first direction along
a first
framing member length; and
a second pressure bar assembly, that in combination with the second framing
member gutter, seat opposing surfaces of the glazing panel in a second
direction
along a second framing member length.
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7. The glazing system of Claim 1, wherein:
the glazing system is a stick-built curtain wall;
the second framing member is a horizontal mullion; and
the first framing member is a vertical mullion.
8. The glazing system of Claim 1, wherein:
the glazing system is a sloped glazing system;
the second framing member is a purlin; and
the first framing member is rafter.
9. The glazing system of Claim 1, wherein:
the glazing system forms a unitized curtain wall section;
the second framing member is a horizontal mullion; and
the first framing member is a vertical mullion.
10. The glazing system of Claim 9, wherein:
the glazing system forms a section of a modular sloped glazing system;
the second framing member is a purlin; and
the first framing member is a rafter.
11. A glazing system, for mounting a glazing panel between an interior
space and
exterior environment, comprising:
a first framing member including a first framing member enclosed cavity
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positioned within the interior space, and a first framing member gutter
projecting
outwardly from the first framing member enclosed cavity and configured to seat

an interior surface of the glazing panel;
a second framing member including a second framing member enclosed cavity
positioned fully within the interior space, and a second framing member gutter

projecting outwardly from the second framing member enclosed cavity and
configured to seat the interior surface of the glazing panel;
the first framing member gutter and the second framing member gutter each seat

the glazing panel utilizing an offset glazed system; and
the first framing member is secured and aligned with the second framing member

so that the first framing member gutter and the second frame member enclosed
cavity intersect a portion of the second framing member enclosed cavity but
the
first framing member enclosed cavity does not intersect the second frame
member
gutter.
12. The glazing system of Claim 11, further comprising:
a wire-receiving aperture positioned in, and passing between, a region where
the
first framing member gutter intersects the portion of the second framing
member
enclosed cavity.

13. The glazing system of Claim 12, wherein:
the second framing member enclosed cavity includes a back surface; and
the back surface is removable.
14. The glazing system of Claim 12, further comprising:
a second wire-receiving aperture positioned in, and passing between, a second
region where the first framing member enclosed cavity and the portion of the
second framing member enclosed cavity intersect.
15. The glazing system of Claim 14, wherein:
the first framing member enclosed cavity includes a first back surface;
the second framing member enclosed cavity includes a second back surface; and
the first back surface and the second back surface are removable.
16. The glazing system of Claim 11, further comprising:
a fust pressure bar assembly, that in combination with the first framing
member
gutter, seat opposing surfaces of the glazing panel in a first direction along
a first
length of the first framing member; and
a second pressure bar assembly, that in combination with the second framing
member gutter, seat opposing surfaces of the glazing panel in a second
direction
along a second length of the second framing member.
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(22) Filed 2014-08-20
Examination Requested 2014-08-20
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2014-10-22
(45) Issued 2015-02-24

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Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Request for Examination $800.00 2014-08-20
Filing $400.00 2014-08-20
Final $300.00 2014-12-09
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 2 2016-08-22 $100.00 2016-05-05
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 3 2017-08-21 $100.00 2017-07-05
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 4 2018-08-20 $100.00 2017-07-05
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 5 2019-08-20 $200.00 2017-07-05
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