Hinged support column

  • US 7,343,713 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2004
  • Issued: 03/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A jack piling assembly for a building comprising:

  • a piling having a longitudinal axis and a passage extending between a top and a bottom;

    a bearing plate at said bottom of said piling;

    a jack mechanism including a push rod extending upwardly from said bearing plate at said bottom of said piling along said longitudinal axis and into said passage of said piling; and

    said jack mechanism further including an adjustment device including a top plate disposed at said top of said piling and defining a threaded bore extending therethrough and aligned with said longitudinal axis and a threaded shaft threadedly engaging said threaded bore and extending downward into said passage from said top of said piling along said longitudinal axis and abutting said push rod to push against said push rod and move said piling longitudinally away from said bearing plate in response to threading said threaded shaft through said threaded bore.

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