Fire rated glass flooring

  • US 7,694,475 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2002
  • Issued: 04/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fire rated glass flooring system comprising:

  • a first layer of glass which comprises a structural glass;

    a second layer of glass which comprises a fire rated glass, wherein the first layer of glass is positioned above the second layer of glass;

    one or more load transferring means; and

    a structural frame comprising a plurality of beams and a plurality of cross members interconnecting the beams, wherein the structural frame supports the first and second layers of glass and the one or more load transferring means;

    characterized in thatthe two layers of glass are separated by one or more of the load transferring means, andat least one of the load transferring means comprisesa horizontal portion supporting the first layer of glass above anda vertical portion transferring load from the first layer of glass above directly to the structural frame below, bypassing the second layer of glass.

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