Rail, stile, mullion, door and wall jamb assemblies for framing glass doors and wall partitions

  • US 9,074,413 B1
  • Filed: 07/10/2014
  • Issued: 07/07/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rail assembly for releasably securing a panel, the rail assembly comprising:

  • a rail body having mutually opposed inclined surfaces, angled inwardly towards the panel to be secured;

    a spring action clamping member, having mutually opposed walls, the walls having mutually opposed upper ends, the upper ends configured to slide against the inwardly inclined surfaces of the rail body;

    wherein the spring action clamping member is movable between an open position wherein the panel to be secured may be freely removed from the rail body and a closed position wherein the panel to be secured is clamped within the rail body;

    a screw engaged with the rail body having an end in contact with the spring action clamping member; and

    wherein actuation of the screw from the open position causes the clamping member to move upwardly causing the upper ends of the mutually opposed walls of the clamping member to slide upwardly against the mutually opposed inclined surfaces of the rail body, said upward motion causing the upper ends to translate inwardly, applying clamping pressure to each side of the panel to be secured.

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