Movable partitions, header assemblies for movable partitions, and methods of forming header assemblies for movable partitions

  • US 8,316,914 B2
  • Filed: 07/28/2009
  • Issued: 11/27/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An overhead track, comprising:

  • a central channel configured to receive at least one roller for a foldable partition and a drive member therein;

    a first channel coupled to the central channel on a side thereof and configured to receive slide mechanisms or rollers attached to individual panels associated with a first side of the foldable partition;

    a second channel coupled to the central channel on another side opposite the first channel and configured to receive slide mechanisms or rollers attached to individual panels associated with a second side of the foldable partition;

    a first support bracket attachment feature on an outer surface of the first channel;

    a second support bracket attachment feature on an outer surface of the second channel;

    a first track support bracket including a first track attachment feature configured to couple with the first support bracket attachment feature, wherein at least one of the first track attachment feature and the first support bracket attachment feature comprises a first slot complementary to and configured to receive at least a portion of the other of the first track attachment feature and the first support bracket attachment feature, and wherein the first track support bracket includes a portion configured to extend horizontally between the first track attachment feature and an end of the first track support bracket opposite the first track attachment feature; and

    a second track support bracket including a second track attachment feature configured to couple with the second support bracket attachment feature, wherein at least one of the second track attachment feature and the second support bracket attachment feature comprises a second slot complementary to and configured to receive at least a portion of the other of the second track attachment feature and the second support bracket attachment feature, wherein the second track support bracket includes a portion configured to extend horizontally between the second track attachment feature and an end of the second track support bracket opposite the second track attachment feature, and wherein the first track support bracket and the second track support bracket are configured to vertically support the central channel, the first channel, and the second channel.

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