Sliding door assembly for an elevator and method of installing same

  • US 5,673,770 A
  • Filed: 01/25/1996
  • Issued: 10/07/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for replacing an existing swing entrance door assembly for an elevator with a replacement sliding entrance door assembly, which comprises:

  • (a) Removing the existing swing entrance door assembly;

    (b) Removing part of an existing adjacent wall to provide a space into which a replacement sliding entrance door can slide;

    (c) Preparing an elevator door site for installation of the replacement sliding entrance door assembly;

    (d) Installing the replacement sliding entrance door assembly in the space formerly occupied by the elevator swing entrance frame and the part of the adjacent wall and the transom proximal to the elevator swing entrance frame, without the replacement sliding entrance door assembly protruding into the hallway or elevator shaftway, viewed from the hallway, the replacement sliding entrance door assembly comprising a frame having a left post, forming the left hand boundary of the frame, a right post, forming the right hand boundary of the frame, a top post, connecting the left post and the right post, and the replacement sliding entrance door; and

    (e) Installing a stationary panel on the frame, the stationary panel comprising a transom.

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